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Woman arrested, accused of taking dog at Krewe of Mutts parade

The dog was located and is safe
Posted at 6:34 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 19:56:18-05

A woman accused of walking off with a dog she was considering adopting during Sunday's Krewe of Mutts parade in Baton Rouge has been arrested.

The dog with the West Feliciana Animal Human Society was allegedly taken by 55-year-old Veronica Theurer of Texas on Sunday. The heeler mix, named Bonnie, was found on Monday morning, according to the Advocate.

The paper reports that Theurer was arrested Monday morning, without the dog, after she called 911 to complain about her car being towed.

Sunday afternoon, the the WFAHS said that the a potential adopter, identified as Theurer was walking Bonnie and never returned with her. The society began a search for the heeler mix at the Krewe of Mutts parade and surrounding areas.

The group shared the story on Facebook to get help from the public to locate Bonnie.

On Monday, callers reported seeing Bonnie near the Greyhound bus station in Baton Rouge, the Advocate reports. The dog was Bonnie and the West Feliciana Animal Humane Society picked her up.

Theurer was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of theft of a dog.