Video surveillance cameras show a man petting the dog and then taking his leash off the tree. The suspect then walked towards Bathurst St. "I've only lived in Forest Hill since April 1, but I've always taken my dog to the banks, grocery stores in other areas and this has never happened in four years," McMain, 26, said.
"I'm really upset and heartbroken. I'm having a baby in September and I don't need all this added stress," she said. "I can't believe someone is capable of taking him. I am in complete shock. I knew someone had taken him because the leash was gone. I never thought in a million years someone would take him. "I swear I will never tie him up outside leave him alone again. I just want that man to give him back and drop him off at the Toronto Humane Society. I will ask no questions I just want him home safe."
Toronto Police Det. Const. Erik O'Neil said police are reviewing the surveillance tape. "Hopefully by tomorrow (Wednesday) we'll have a description. We're going to talk to employees and security," O'Neil said.
Oban has white fur and has one blue eye and one brown eye. The dog is toy-sized and weighs 14 pounds. McMain said Oban's fur was just groomed on Monday.
Anyone with information is asked to call Toronto Police Det.-Const. Erick O'Neil at 416-808-1300 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.