Adorable 11-week-old Staffy named Athena is returned to its family

Adorable 11-week-old Staffy named Athena is returned to its family as man is charged with 'snatching the $2,500 puppy from a balcony' Owner David Chapman paid $2500 for the puppy as a gift for his children Mr Chapman and police asked the community for help finding the pet Officers found a man, 34, with the dog 40 minutes from where she went missing

By Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:21 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 05:21 GMT, 1 March 2020

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An 11-week-old Staffy called Athena has been reunited with her owners after she was allegedly snatched from a balcony.

The American Staffordshire Terrier was allegedly taken from the balcony of a home in the Newcastle suburb of Cooks Hill, north of Sydney, at about 2.30pm on Wednesday. 

Owner David Chapman said on social media that he paid $2500 for the puppy as a gift for his children.

He pleaded with members of a local Facebook group to get in touch if they knew where Athena might be. 

Athena's owner pleaded with members of a local Facebook group to get in touch if they knew where she might be

Athena's owner pleaded with

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