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Columbus Woman Gets Stolen Dog Back 7 Months Later

By jim Published: September 8, 2010

A northwest side woman has her dog back, more than seven months after it was stolen from her condominium.

Rita Hines' Pomeranian-poodle mix named Madge was taken from her condo on February 18, when burglars forced their way in by removing a screen.

In the days and weeks after the dog was stolen, Hines passed out flyers to veterinarian offices throughout the city and visited animal shelters in the hopes of finding Madge. She eventually gave up and adopted another dog.

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