SAN JOSE, Calif. -- There's a happy ending for a Northern California girl who offered her piggy bank savings for the return of her stolen puppy.
Ten-year-old Marissa Mabanag's dog was stolen during a burglary this week at her San Jose home.
The girl offered the contents of her piggy bank to boost the $6,000 in reward money gathered by San Jose police and firefighters unions and Councilman Ash Kalra.
The San Francisco Chronicle (bit.ly/SHlZV1) says her dog Meeko, a Shih-Tzu-Yorkie mix, was found on Wednesday in a Target store parking lot 80 miles away in Los Banos.
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Police union president Jim Unland says Blanca Del Real, the woman who found the puppy at the Los Banos Target store parking lot, will receive the $6,000 reward.
-- The Associated Press