A shelter dog that was stolen from a humane society last week and later returned has finally found a home.
Cheeser, a 10-month-old pit bull mix, was taken from the South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights Wednesday night, officials said. He was returned to the shelter the next day by a family member of the thief.
On Saturday, the humane society reported that Cheeser, who got his name for always having a big smile on his face, was adopted and would be joining another dog in his new home.
It's not clear if any charges have been filed in the case, but shelter officials say they intend to press charges.
Surveillance video captured two men and a woman stealing Cheeser from the facility and fleeing the scene in a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
The shelter said they received reports that the dog was seen being walked Wednesday night in the Mayfair area of Chicago Heights by two men, but those reports were not confirmed.
It is the second animal theft in a Chicago suburb reported in the last week after store officials claimed a young boxer puppy was taken from a Naperville Petland last weekend. That puppy was later dropped off at another suburban Petland. The thieves remain at large.