A dog walker named Beth saw her with a homeless guy sleeping in a park. She recognized Eloise from the poster that I posted at the Tompkins Square Dog Run. She waited for him to wake up before she asked him if he had recently found her. He was very friendly and excited to help Eloise find her owner. She called Home Again (Eloise has a microchip) and gave them her number, which was on the poster. Since he didn't have a phone, he let her take Eloise, albeit sadly and reluctantly. In the meantime, Home Again called me and gave me her number. I was already at Rivington and Orchard after following the lead from the e-mail you forwarded me, and she was at Rivington and Norfolk. So I walked toward her, and she was waiting for me with Eloise in front of Café Luise. I also got to meet the guy who had initially taken her ... He was very worried about her and told me he fed her a ham, tomato, and bread sandwich. He ... couldn't have been more concerned about finding me. She has been sleeping since we got home a couple hours ago.
Eloise and I moved to the East Village only a month ago. After she was taken, I regretted tying her up, and I never will tie her up while I run errands again. However, it seems like all parties involved were more than willing to help me find her. I feel very lucky to live in a community with so many cooperative and altruistic people.