An Alabama man has been reunited with his four-legged best friend after his car was hijacked. Phillip Lewis was held at gunpoint on August 28 while he was pumping gas. Lewis said he was forced to surrender his keys to a group of robbers — who then drove away with his vehicle. As the perpetrators peeled off, Lewis realized that his five-year-old Shih Tzu-poodle mix named Little Dude was still in the car.
… Lewis immediately took to Facebook to spread the word about the incident, pleading for the public to keep an eye out for Little Dude. He also involved the animal rescue and charity organizations Two by Two Rescue and Croonin’ for Critters — which donated to the $2,000 reward that was offered for the dog’s safe return. Two weeks later Lewis received a tip from an anonymous source that a neighbor had come home with a dog a few days before that looked just like Little Dude. Lewis shared the tip with investigators who locate the dog — and reunited him with Lewis.