TUCSON – A woman’s car was stolen with her dog inside.
Tuesday afternoon Allison Peirce left the air conditioning on and locked her doors. She left her dog in the car while she went into a store near Grant and Alvernon Roads.
She went outside and her car was gone.
“My heart started racing,” Peirce said.
Police found her car Wednesday afternoon. She continued to pass out fliers looking for her dog.
“She's my only family,” Peirce said, “and I love her dearly. She's very loyal. I really think she's trying to find her way home.”
Wednesday evening her hard work paid off.
"When I got the call I burst into tears and cried all the way to the Circle K where they had her,” Peirce said.
She rescued the animal about 8 years ago and said she has never seen her so happy.