Then last night the truth comes out. The dogs had not in fact been stolen, but they had all died from heat exhaustion in the back of her truck. You can read more about it here. The dog walker had lied and made up the whole story about the theft -pretty convincing too.
Sadly those families are now all without their canine companions. How absolutely horrible this is for them but I can't imagine the horrible deaths those dogs had to endure. What a tragic story for everyone.
I need to go give Eco a hug now.
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."~Buddha