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Ellie found unharmed, and still in her crate

Anne Arundel County police said the dog taken when her owner’s car was stolen in Annapolis has been found safe in her crate.

Ellie, an eight-month-old German short-haired pointer was reunited yesterday with her owner, Ben Terfehr, an Army sergeant based at Ft. Mead who is awaiting deployment to Iraq.

Police said the dog was discovered in her crate near an industrial park at Nursery Road and Central Avenue in the Linthicum area.

A friend of Terfehr’s said he told her the dog was found in a McDonald’s parking lot, and quoted him as saying — despite the fact that his jeep still hasn’t been found — “I’m so happy!” The friend,  in a comment posted on ohmidog!, said Ellie’s toys were in the crate with her, and that the thief left a blanket over the crate, apparently to keep her warm.

After he and Ellie visited Quiet Waters Park last week, Terfehr went into a gas station in Annapolis buy a beverage and came out to find someone jumping into his Jeep and driving away.


Comment from Elena
Time October 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Thank Goodness! This is fantastic news!

Comment from Geoffrey Acidane
Time October 29, 2009 at 5:34 am

This is just fantastic news, and it really does go to show the benefits of crate training your dog. In my humble opinion I think crate training your pet dog will be the most important investment you will ever make…and the dividends can be huge as this story illustrates in the future! I read a great article about crate training your dog … http://petdogcrates.com/dog-crate-training/ — I hope that helps sway people and show them the benefit of crate training! Take care and thanks for the amazing blog!