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Houston family's chihuahua lost after home invasion safely returned

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Great news for a family in West Houston on Tuesday when their brave little chihuahua who ran after a burglar and disappeared on Monday was happily reunited with her family reports

The frightening events began when burglars kicked in the front door of a private residence on the 9600 block of Richmond Avenue. The thieves stole jewelry, coins, electronics and other valuables, but before they left the homeowners came home.

After a terrifying moment the thieves fled, but the victims chased after one of the suspects and managed to stop him about a block away at a neighborhood gas station. The victims held the suspect down until police arrived.

The family's tiny white chihuahua apparently not intimidated by anyone's size chased the burglar also, but somehow lost her way. Besides having their entire world flipped upside down by the home invasion, their dog named Hope, a very important part of the family was someone out in the streets.

With the help of news media and posters, a Good Samaritan spotted the little chihuahua Monday evening and recognized her picture from one of the area posters. The woman turned Hope into the hands of her veterinarian who notified authorities of the happy news.

Hope is back with her family, and we are all so proud of the little hero who "could." Welcome home Hope.

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