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Stolen Botetourt County dog found, authorities say

Schatzi was taken on Monday afternoon

Schatzi was last seen on June 29 at about 3:20 p.m.
Schatzi was last seen on June 29 at about 3:20 p.m. (Botetourt County Sheriff's Office)

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – On Tuesday night, the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office announced that Schatzi was found and would be reunited with her owner soon.


The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to find a female Dachshund it says was stolen on Monday afternoon.

At about 3:20 p.m., authorities were alerted that the dog, whose name is Schatzi, was running loose near the intersection of Brookfield Lane and Willowbrook in the 1000 block of Blue Ridge Blvd (Route 460).

The dog was then picked up by a man who was driving a white tractor-trailer, according to a witness.

At the time, authorities believed that the truck driver was Schatzi’s owner; however, she actually belongs to someone who lives nearby.

If anyone who may have been in this area during that time on Monday and was able to catch the name of company on the tractor-trailer or has any information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office 540-928-2200.


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