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Stolen Chinchilla Returned to Pet Store

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The owner of a Missoula pet store said a chinchilla stolen from the store on Tuesday was anonymously returned with an apology letter Wednesday morning.

Jennifer Lundberg Deneut said when she arrived at her store, Pet Nebula, on Tuesday around 10:45 a.m., the glass of the front door was shattered.

Lundberg Deneut said a chinchilla was missing, but nothing else was disturbed.

She said employees at Southgate Animal Hospital found the chinchilla in a box with an apology letter and a small amount of cash this morning.

Lundberg Deneut said, "The door is really the biggest issue right now with the whole break-in, you know the chinchilla's been returned which is awesome, and he seems to be in fine shape, luckily they're very cold tolerant."

Lundberg Deneut said she'd like the responsible parties to come forward.

She said replacing the glass of the door cost $900.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from the animal hospital.

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