Dogs Taken By FedEx Driver Returned To Owners; Driver Suspended

On Thursday we told you about the Houston family who claimed that home security footage shows a FedEx delivery driver stealing their two dogs. While the matter is still being investigated, there is good news to report — the puppies are back home where they belong.

A rep for FedEx confirms to Consumerist that the dogs have returned home and the driver, a contract worker for the company, in question is currently not making deliveries pending the outcome of the investigation. Additionally, FedEx says it is cooperating with local authorities.

“We are relieved that the pets are now safe with their owners,” reads a statement from FedEx. “We are taking this incident very seriously and continue to work closely with authorities investigating this matter.”

It’s still unclear exactly why the driver — who was not making a delivery at that home — decided to pick up the French bulldogs and stow them in his FedEx truck.

The dogs were not returned by either the driver or FedEx. Instead, they were spotted wandering the streets on Wednesday night. When the person who took them in brought them to an area veterinary clinic, employees there recognized the dogs from their story on the news and contacted the family to let them know they thought they had found the pups.

“We’re just so happy, we feel like our family’s complete again, really, because we couldn’t go another night without these two,” the dog owner tells KHOU-TV about the return of his family’s canine pals.

His wife, whose Facebook video brought this story to public attention, calls the man a “monster.” She tells KHOU that the family was home when the alleged theft occurred.

“My kids were here, if they would have seen him, how would my children have reacted?” she asks.

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