I just want to say a big thank you to everyone on social media who supported us and raised awareness.
Sturridge offered a substantial cash reward to anybody who could help him find Lucci.
"I wanna know why they've [taken] my dog".
"Somebody's broke into the house in L.A., took my dog from the house", Sturridge said in an appeal video sent exclusively to ESPN.
According to reports, no arrests have been made and the footballer told cops he doesn't think the person who handed the dog back was connected to its disappearance.
After this plea and even appearances on local U.S. television, it seems as though Sturridge's prayers have been answered.More news: United States president lauds his administration's environmental record
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"Listen, whoever knows who broke into my crib, I'll pay you anything". I wanna know why they've took my dog! You've come into a house to take a dog. I'm dead serious. I wanna know who took my s***.
English Premier League striker Daniel Sturridge received some good news Wednesday - someone found his dog. I'll pay anything, I'm dead serious.
Twenty-four hours after Daniel Sturridge revealed his dog had been stolen in LA, it appears that the pet has been found.
Sturridge took to social media early Tuesday and pleaded for the dog's safe return, saying in a series of videos on Instagram Stories that he would pay $30,000 or more to get the Pomeranian back. "Whoever brings my dog back, 20 grand, 30 grand, whatever".
Aside from his dog, the thief also stole personal items - "two or three bags".
He also tweeted Sturridge directly, asking: "Is this Lucci?".