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Olivia Munn dispatched by app Wag after alleged dognapping




Actress and Wag celebrity spokeswoman Olivia Munn has stepped in to deal with the latest scandal at the beleaguered dog-walking app — after a Battery Park couple accused a walker from the service of swiping their beloved rescue pup Thursday.

“We were speaking with Olivia nonstop from 4 a.m until 8 a.m. She was trying to keep us calm. She was connecting us with very senior people at Wag,” distraught dog dad Max Troper, 30, told The Post Friday.

Sophie Troper

Troper and his wife Sophie, 28, say their nightmare began when a walker they’d booked through the “Uber for dog walking” service showed up to take their Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix Benny out for a scheduled stroll at 1:30 p.m. Thursday — but the dog wasn’t there at all.

When they rushed home and checked their building lobby’s security footage, it showed a person casually strolling in around 11 a.m. — and then out again with the golden-haired pup under their arm.

They say the only spare key to their apartment is in a lockbox on their door that only Wag walkers have the code to, and the keys can’t be copied without the couple’s authorization — although they don’t recognize the person on the video as a walker they’ve used before.

A neighbor told them they saw a person — it wasn’t clear if it was a man or a woman — trying to get into their apartment with a key, and they even asked for help with it because the lock is sticky.

The couple reported the apparent dognapping to police and also to Wag — but they claim the company was not very responsive until they tagged Munn, an investor with the company and also its “creative strategist,” in an Instagram post about Benny and she replied.

“Olivia called us at 4 a.m. and helped us come with a game plan,” Sophie, who works in advertising, said of the “Magic Mike” actress.

“She was on phone with senior people at Wag — but at this point it had already been 15 hours since it happened,” Max, a lawyer, added.

Sophie Troper

The couple have no idea why anyone would want to take Benny — who they say walked them down the aisle at their wedding and is like “a child” to them.

“He’s neutered so we have no idea why someone would want to take him, we just don’t know what to do,” Sophie said.

“We’ll stop at nothing to find him.”

Wag has a troubled history in New York. Walkers booked through the app have lost numerous dogs — several of whom have been hit by cars — while one dogsitter last year trashed an Upper West Side apartment while minding a miniature pinscher.

The company has previously told The Post its walkers must all pass background checks, and it has worked to bring home lost pups with trackers, search teams and rewards.

In a statement Thursday, Wag said it “is working directly with the pet parents and law enforcement to help bring Benny home safely.”

“Wag! is offering their full, 24-hour support which includes the hiring of a private investigator who is also working alongside the pet parents and local law enforcement during this investigation and a monetary reward for the safe return of Benny,” the company said.




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