Man comes forward, reuniting woman with 2 dogs stolen in car theft

A Punchbowl resident says her car was stolen from a nearby grocery with her beloved pets inside.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A woman whose car was stolen from a Punchbowl area grocery store parking lot last week has a bit of positivity back in her life.

After the incident, she was left frantic because her two dogs were inside the vehicle.

“It’s sickening. It’s scary. It’s like having your kids abducted. You don’t know where to look,” Liz Weiss, owner of “Bear” and “Shadow,” previously said.

But on Monday, she got some good news.

A Kapolei man came forward telling Weiss he had the dogs.

Shadow is a 2-year-old shih tzu-Maltese mix and Bear is 5-year-old English and French bulldog. Bear is a service pet that helps Weiss keep her balance and prevent her from falling when she’s walking.

When she got the call, she was beyond relieved to know the members of her family were OK.

“Somebody put the oxygen back in my body. It’s amazing. Tomorrow would have been a week and I was, like starting to panic,” she said. “It takes a lot of guts to say, ‘Hey listen, I have your dogs.’”

Weiss didn’t question the man on how he got her dogs. She filed an insurance claim and a police report regarding her stolen vehicle, but doesn’t expect to get it back.

She says both Shadow and Bear are fine and recuperating from their ordeal at home.

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