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June 14, 2022

Celebration time !! Dog thief arrested !! After more than a month since the kidnapping of 3 search and rescue dogs from Carlsbad, New Mexico, I'm thrilled to report the dog thief got arrested on June 13, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. All 3 dogs, and the litter of 8 puppies born to one of them after the crime, were all found safe and have been reunited with their owner. Two short video clips of the family being reunited and a link to a TV news report below. Plus, a video from the investigator who found the dogs and located the suspect (scroll all the way down).


dog thief arrested

The suspect known to the dog's family as Jon Green is also actually Theodore "Ted" Maher. It appears he shaved his head since the kidnapping. They located him at a VA hospital in the area based on a tip. 

One of the local TV channels in San Antonio did this report on his capture, including interviews with Dr. Kim Lark (the dogs' owner) and the private investigator who helped find the dogs. 

Someone also got these short video clips of Dr. Lark being reunited with her 3 dogs and meeting the litter of 8 puppies born to her dog ZERO after the crime.

I can only imagine the stress and worry as Dr. Lark waited and hoped they'd be found. 

So grateful for this happy outcome. Very cute TikTok video made by the investigators of Dr. Lark's reunion with her dogs. 

Thanks to Abel Peña from Project Absentis and PM Investigations

for the hard work to locate the kidnapped dogs and puppies and track down the suspect. Below, Peña explains via short video how things went and how / where he found the dogs.

About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

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