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Dog stolen from Toronto Humane Society shelter returned

The Toronto Humane Society (THS) says a dog, which was taken from one of its shelters on Friday has been returned.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the theft

Milo was taken from the Toronto Humane Society earlier this month. A Durham police officer who helped find him has now adopted him. (Toronto Humane Society)

A dog taken from a Toronto Humane Society shelter last week has been returned, and a man has been arrested and charged for the theft. 

The Toronto Humane Society (THS) said the dog, a 10-month-old Lab Hound mix named Milo, was taken on Friday. 

A THS spokesperson said the man showed up at the shelter on Thursday and was escorted off the property by staff and security after he became belligerent. 

He returned the following day and was caught on camera leaving with Milo in tow.

Toronto police say the man and the dog were seen exiting an eastbound GO Train at the Oshawa station later that day. 

On Sunday, the man was arrested and charged with theft under $5000, failure to comply with probation and the possession of property obtained by crime. 

He is 31 years old and has no fixed address. 

Milo was returned to the shelter, where staff were jubilant to find him safe and sound. 

"Our medical team has looked him over and he's okay," THS said in a tweet on Sunday.

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