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    AN Albury woman will travel to Shepparton this morning hoping to be reunited with her much-loved dog.
    Alaskan Malamute Xena was taken from outside Albury’s Centro shopping plaza on September 20 after owner Victoria Wood-Bradley left her tied to a post.

    Ms Wood-Bradley, 21, had dashed into the shopping centre to buy a birthday cake and when she came out, her dog was gone.

    Last night Ms Wood-Bradley spoke with staff at Shepparton Council, who told her they believed her dog was in an animal shelter at Shepparton.

    She was told Xena had been identified through a microchip and had been at the shelter since September 29, the same day The Border Mail printed a story about the missing dog.

    Ms Wood-Bradley is hopeful the dog is Xena.

    “I’ve just been jumping around so ecstatic, it’s Christmas and my birthday have come at once, all rolled into one,” she said.

    “I’ve never wanted anything more.”

    On Sunday, Ms Wood-Bradley found pictures in her letterbox, stills taken from security camera footage at the shopping centre.

    They were sent anonymously and showed four people .

    Ms Wood-Bradley said they were the same images police had shown her on the day Xena was stolen.

    She said police wanted to talk with the four about the stolen dog.

    Desperate to get Xena back, Ms Wood-Bradley posted the images on her Facebook page.

    More than 150 people had commented on one of the pictures.

    Ms Wood-Bradley said some people on Facebook had identified those in the picture, believing they were from Shepparton.

    Albury police Insp John Peirce encouraged anyone with information to contact them.

    “We hope that if anyone has any information they will bring it to the attention of police and do not try to approach anyone who is believed to be involved,” he said.

    If anyone has any information they should call Albury police on (02) 6023 9299.

    Shelter may be holding Xena - Local News - News - General - The Border Mail

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    She was told Xena had been identified through a microchip
    Microchips to the rescue, yet again As much as I had my doubts when they first come in I think they are great.
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    Yep I would never leave mine out, and every time I have I've been paranoid as hell, but never let them out of my site!

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    I wouldn't leave a dog tied up outside shops. A theft waiting to happen.

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    We had another Malamute go missing here ( I live about 26km from Albury) And she was found by Rangers a town nearby. The reason Rangers went there was because the neighbour reported the "new" dog after heavy advertising by the media here. It was also identified via microchip.
    I hope this will be a good ending also.
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    At least it looks like she will be reunited with her owner and the people that took her will be identified before long, fingers crossed the dog hasn't suffered any ill effects from the ordeal. With any luck the people that took her are responsible for a couple of other missing dogs in the area.
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    That's awesome that she was found, I am even worried about leaving Oskar in my yard, even when he is fully grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    That's awesome that she was found, I am even worried about leaving Oskar in my yard, even when he is fully grow.
    I'm like this as well, only because at our old house our neighbours told us people steal dogs like Harley for dog fighting so I shouldn't let anyone see him! I am suspect of every derro man that looks at him now! lol

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    Theft would be the second reason i wouldnt leave my dog tied up outside a shop, first would be the risk of biting.
    i dont care how much people say there dog wont bite, unattended dogs tied up can be a diffrent dog all together.
    You wont be there to tell some child to stop poking it in the eye or some teenager stirring it. Not saying this would definately happen but why take the chance?

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    I don't think there are too many people around that would think there dog wouldn't react under those conditions Peter, but like I said A reason is theft and not even number two on my list normally.

    There have been a few thefts of dogs in the area over the last 12 months call me strange but if my dogs are tied in public they are tied right next to me, if I have to go into a shop besides the front door, then they simply don't come with me. BUT just because she did what I wouldn't do makes what happened no less serious of course, but it was an opportunistic theft and wouldn't have happened had the dog not been outside and tied up out of the owners sight. I know if I saw anyone tormenting a tied up dog I would have something to say about it as well, but that is not what the article is about thankfully
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