A 12-week-old puppy stolen from a car parked outside a Dundee hospital has been reunited with her family.
Nellie, a Hungarian Viszla was taken from a black and white Mini, which was parked in the accident and emergency car park of Ninewells Hospital between 10am and 11am on Monday.
A member of the public found the pet wandering around in the Longhaugh area of the city hours later and handed her into the police station.
Delighted owner Fran McNicoll, 43, had been taken her daughter Megan, 12, to have the cast on her broken arm replaced at the hospital when the dog was snatched.
She had been at the hospital with her other two daughters Sally and Megan.
On Tuesday she said she was delighted to have the dog back with home.
She said: "She's absolutely fine. We are so delighted to have her back. We are so thankful to the member of public who handed her in."
Tayside Police confirmed on Tuesday that the missing dog was traced safe and well and returned to its owner.
Inquiries into the incident are continuing.
Anyone who has any information that may be useful is asked to contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or speak to any police officer.
Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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