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Totem the missing poodle reunited with Mississauga owner

01/21/2015 12:45 EST | Updated 03/23/2015 05:59 EDT
A Malton woman has been charged in connection with a dognapping in Mississauga last week that was caught on tape by a security camera.

Totem the poodle was reunited with his owners Tuesday night, four days after he was taken from the family’s Mississauga home.

The nine-year-old purebred poodle was tethered in the backyard when he was taken while the family was inside Friday night.

A neighbour's security camera caught the dognapping on tape, in which a woman could be seen leading Totem away.

Totem's owner Jennifer Mann and Peel Regional Police appealed to the public through social media to help locate the dog. Information led police to execute a search warrant at a Mississauga home on Tuesday, according to Sgt. Matt Small.

A 30-year-old Malton woman has been charged with one count of theft under $5,000 and one count of possession of property obtained by crime, police said.

Peel police announced the happy reunion on Twitter Tuesday night, posting photos of Totem and adding he was found in good health.

The yellow spots on Totem seen in the photos are from an ointment applied by the suspect, police said.

"It wasn’t anything that harmed dog," Small said.

Mann said she plans to take Totem to the vet for a checkup. 

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