WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A 4-month-old dog named Ivan snatched away from his kennel Monday was returned Wednesday afternoon, DC Police said.
Sabrina Fang with the Washington Humane Society says the dog had a medical evaluation Wednesday evening. She says he had some minor cuts and scrapes, but is in good health.
"We are so happy to have Ivan back! This is the happy ending we were hoping for. Now the next step is to make this a happily ever after story by getting Ivan adopted. We want to thank the press and the public for helping us find Ivan, said WHS Vice President of External Affair and Chief Programs Officer, Scott Giacoppo."
In addition, the individuals responsible for Ivan's safe return decided to donate their $1000 reward back to the Washington Humane Society.
On Monday, three men entered the shelter on 1201 New York Avenue, NE, posing as potential adopters. Once inside the shelter the suspects took Ivan from his cage and escaped by breaking through a wooden fence behind the building, officials said.
DC Police are still investigating who is responsible for taking the dog.