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- Zorra, a 13-year-old female Husky-Shepherd mix, went missing on Oct. 3 after her owner's car was stolen outside a Dollar Tree.
A disabled Husky mix who went missing when a car thief drove off with the dog still inside the vehicle has been found dead.
The local rescue group 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida posted a video on social media saying Zorra, a 13-year-old female Husky-Shepherd mix, was found dead when the car was found in Lauderdale Lakes on Monday.
A towing company reported to the Broward Sheriff's Office Monday night about the stolen 2005 Volvo, BSO officials confirmed Tuesday. The dog was found inside the car and investigators were awaiting results of a necropsy.
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No arrests have been made, BSO said.
Zorra went missing on Oct. 3 after her owner's car was stolen outside a Dollar Tree near Andrews Avenue and Oakland Park Boulevard. Owner Wanda Ferrari said Zorra's two back legs are paralyzed and she needed a doggie wheelchair to get around.
"All we care about is that somebody — anybody with compassion, that has children, that has a family, even the person that took the car — tell us, give us anything," Ferrari told NBC 6 on Monday. "I don't care how you give us a clue; I don't care. Tell us where to find that dog."
The animal rescue group offered a $3,000 reward for Zorra's return and had hired pet detective Jamie Katz.
Katz, a licensed private investigator, specializes in reuniting lost, missing and stolen pets with their families.