A dog that was inside a pickup truck when it was stolen was reunited with his owners Tuesday night.
Bill Buffington’s green Ford F250 was stolen Tuesday afternoon from Walker’s Drive-In on North State Street. Buffington went inside the restaurant and left Simpson, his Walker-beagle mix, in the back seat of the truck. Simpson suffers from kidney disease and requires IV fluids daily.
“We want our dog back desperately,” Buffington’s fiancée, Tracy Rice told 16 WAPT News on Tuesday. “He can have the truck. Please find a way to get our dog back to us.”
A woman spotted Simpson Tuesday near the Fairview Inn and brought him in to feed him, Rice said. She saw how sick he was and took him to her vet. After watching the story about Simpson on 16 WAPT News, she contacted Buffington and Rice and they picked up the dog from the vet late Tuesday night.
“We are thrilled and got Simpson back last night thanks to WAPT,” Rice said. “He’s home recovering now and we’re so thrilled to get him back and that he’s safe. Thank you for airing the story and helping us to get him back.”
Buffington’s truck has not yet been recovered.
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