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Stolen French bulldog reunited with Kamloops-area owner

Whisper was dognapped from a Cherry Creek property in mid-January. On Jan. 31, someone dropped off the dog at a vet’s office

A Cherry Creek dog breeder is enjoying reunion time with Whisper, her French bulldog that was stolen from her property overnight on Jan. 11/12.

Someone entered the rural property and stole the dog, which had just given birth to a litter of pups.

Jennifer De Lisi had offered a reward of $5,000 for Whisper’s return, then increased the reward to $10,000 as the days went by with no word on Whisper’s whereabouts.

However, on the 20th day of the abduction, Jan. 31, De Lisi was reunited with her dog when somebody dropped Whisper off at a veterinarian’s office after contacting police.

“She was scared and skinny, but is doing way better now,” De Lisi told KTW.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said someone contacted police to say they found a dog they believed to have been Whisper.

Evelyn said arrangements were made for that person to bring the dog to a vet, where identification of Whisper was confirmed.

When asked, Evelyn could not comment on whether the person who contacted police is considered a suspect in the dog’s theft, noting the investigation is ongoing.

De Lis celebrated the news by alerting people to the situation on Facebook.

“Prayers have been answered. I am in utter and total disbelief,” De Lisi said in post. “Miracles do happen? There are no words for the gratitude we feel for every single person who messaged and shared and prayed for Whisper’s safe return.”