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Pup stolen with vehicle in St. Paul found safe after more than a week

Police said no one was under arrest for the car theft.

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An Audi A6 was stolen in St. Paul on Jan. 17, 2022, and the owner's dog was inside. The dog, Kua, has been found.
Courtesy / Matt Thoreen
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ST. PAUL -- A puppy missing for more than a week after she was stolen along with a vehicle in St. Paul has been found and reunited with her owner, police said Thursday.

Matt Thoreen and others have been spreading the word about Kua, his 4-month-old bullmastiff. He said last week that his “dog means more to me than anything else in the world.”

Thoreen was heading to work from the Macalester-Groveland area early Jan. 17 when he realized he’d left his work boots inside. He said he ran inside and was gone for less than a minute when he returned to find his station wagon stolen. Kua was inside because Thoreen was going to drop her off at a friend’s house.

Details about how the puppy was found weren’t immediately available Thursday morning. Police said no one was under arrest.

A website dedicated to finding the dog was updated to say, “Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out!”

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