Somewhere out there a scared little dog with a heart condition needs his medication.

Capone, a three-year-old Boston Terrier with an irregular heartbeat, was stolen from outside a downtown Price Chopper Sunday afternoon while her owner, 23-year-old Vanessa Gillies, did her Thanksgiving shopping inside.

Gillies, who just moved to Toronto from Vancouver to study business at York University, said Capone takes a daily pill for his condition.

“If he gets too excited, if his heart beats too fast, he could have a heart attack and die,” she said. “He needs his medication.”

Gillies tied Capone’s leash to a bike rack outside the grocery store at 22 Northcote Ave., near Queen and Gladstone, around 4 p.m. and was inside for only 10 or 15 minutes when the dog was nabbed.

She said the store’s employees told her a teenage girl walked into the store holding Capone, saying somebody should call the police because the dog shouldn’t be abandoned outside.

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