Family pleads for safe return of service dog stolen at the Jersey Shore

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Madonna was last seen wearing a pink harness on Ocean Ave/Ludlow Ave in Spring Lake - she was found by a good Samaritan who took her to be scanned for a microchip.
Madonna was last seen wearing a pink harness on Ocean Ave/Ludlow Ave in Spring Lake - she was found by a good Samaritan who took her to be scanned for a microchip.

TINTON FALLS, NJ – Police in Tinton Falls are asking the person who initially found Madona, a service dog to come forward and return her to her rightful owner.

According to police, a good Samaritan found Madonna wearing a pink harness near Ocean Avenue and Ludlow Avenue in Spring Lake.

Despite being microchipped, Madonna’s owner was unable to be contacted at the time of her disappearance. After being released back to the good Samaritan, Madonna was advised to be taken to the SPCA or Humane Society.

Unfortunately, this did not happen.


Police said security footage is still being reviewed, and no contact information was taken.

As a service dog, Madonna is a family member, and her family is seeking is her safe return; they do not intend to file any charges against the woman.

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If you have any information about Madonna’s whereabouts, please contact MCSPCA Humane Law Lieutenant, Mike Magliozzo at 732-995-0329 or Det. Chris Mills at Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400 x479. All calls can remain anonymous.