LILY, THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER, HAS BEEN FOUND! Unbelievable reunion story - watch and listen. Thank you good people and police of San Francisco! pic.twitter.com/TvAOYEAuoJ— Kate Larsen (@KateABC7) July 15, 2019
Surveillance video from a grocery store in Japantown shows the dog, Lily, tied to a post around 5 pm Saturday.
A man is seen squatting down a few feet from her and staring silently. All of a sudden he gets up, walks over, unties Lily's leash, and walks away with her.
Lily's owner told ABC7's sister station KGO that the Golden Retriever is a "gifted therapy dog" who helps her with mental health struggles, especially after the recent death of her mother.
After lots of photo sharing and pleas to help search for Lily on social media, the Golden Retriever was found and returned.