NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A dog has been found and returned to her owners in Brooklyn, after surveillance cameras showed two women taking her away.

The Maltese named Luv-E was accidentally let out of the family’s home in Flatlands, Brooklyn on Sunday.

“We walked, like, you know, dozens and dozens of blocks, you know, calling Luv-E’s name; and then listening; calling,” a man in the family said.

But surveillance video from neighbors near East 48th Street and Avenue I later made the family feasr the worst.

The video shows little Luv-E being approached by two women, who follow the dog around the corner, and then scoop her up and check for a tag — appearing to do the right thing.

But the women then walk away without calling the phone number on the tag or speaking with any neighbors.

“Twenty yards away from my house, just getting ready to go back in, they picked him up, looked left, looked right, stood there, and did not go back and knock; did not come here,” the family member said.

The family has been waiting for the women to call about Luv-E, but worried that they had decided to keep the dog, or worse, to try to sell their family pet. The dog is a pricey five-pound, 10-year-old purebred.

But Luv-E was turned in to a shelter on Wednesday.

The dog was brought in without a collar after being found on Kings Highway.