A guide dog stolen from a blind masseur in Beijing has been returned with a note attached asking for forgiveness, local media reports. A security camera caught the theft. A van with a number plate from north China’s Hebei province drove past the Labrador retriever while it was on a street in Shunyi district and a person snatched it, according to The Beijing News . The dog, “Qiaoqiao”, belonged to Tian Fengbo, who runs a massage clinic in the area. His family and friends searched for the dog but without success. On Tuesday night, about 35 hours later, Qiaoqiao reappeared at the clinic with a note attached to its back that read: “Please forgive.” The dog was tired but uninjured, Tian said, according to the report. A second dognapping, also involving a Labrador retriever, was reported the same day. The owner was walking the dog in Miyun district when a person, or several people, in a van grabbed it. READ MORE: Beijing follows lead in guide dogs on subway Police in Fangshan district recently arrested four people from Hebei province on suspicion of stealing more than 100 large dogs. Officers told the News the dogs were either sold on to middlemen or killed and sold as meat for about 16 yuan (US$2.50 or HK$19 )a kilogram. Dog meat is considered a delicacy in some parts of China and elsewhere in Asia.