After the dog's mugshot was posted to Facebook, captioned with the warning, "This is what happens when you run away from home," it began going viral. Before long, it received thousands of likes and shares.
Wouldn't you know it — that did the trick.
"We use social media a lot. It’s a great way to reach a lot of people. You can reach a ton of people. It’s a great way for us to get investigative leads," Marino said. "And sure enough, someone who saw the Facebook post knew the dog’s owner and got in touch with them. We were able to reunite the dog and her owner. Everyone found it funny, but it ended up finding the owner for us."
The dog, whose name is Bean, is now resting comfortably at home, hopefully having learned the error of her ways.