Stolen pitbull found thanks to microchip

August 16, 2012 1:09:35 PM PDT
The frantic search is over for a dog that an owner said was stolen.

The woman had rescued the pitbull from a dog fighting ring in Virginia only to have it stolen from her in Brooklyn.

The look of pain and distress on /*Lauren Richeson*/'s face has become almost as familiar as the picture of her missing dog, posted all over */Bushwick*/.

The 25-year-old was in search of Lily, her pitbull stolen from outside the Tradewise Market on the corner of Broadway and Patchen avenue Monday night, right off her leash.

"I popped in and popped out...just her leash there," adds Lauren.

She flagged down a police officer, who drove her around for about an hour.

But other than the tattoo on her leg, there was still no sign of Lily, who she rescued three years ago. "She comes from a family that has a history of dog fighting, so I just trying to prevent that from every happening to her again," adds Lauren.

The dog was turned into a vet and they were able to reunite her with her owner by using the microchip that was inside Lily.

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