March 5, 2013 > Puppy-napping has happy ending
Puppy-napping has happy ending
Submitted By Fremont PD
On February 26, 2013, a 19 year old adult male and a juvenile went dog browsing at the Tri-City Animal Shelter. While inside, they decided to steal a pit bull puppy. The puppy had already been adopted and was waiting to be united with its new family. The two set the puppy outside the shelter and after leaving, hopped the fence and nabbed the puppy.
They later listed the puppy for sale on Cragslist. Animal Services enlisted the assistance of a Community Service Officer who was able to locate the puppy for sale online. Detectives set up a sting to buy the puppy today in the area of Decoto Road and Fremont Boulevard. Once Detectives got their paws on the puppy, the team swept in and detained the seller and his accomplice.
The puppy was positively identified by Animal Services and returned to the shelter where it will be united with its new owner. Both suspects were cited for theft.
We are happy to have been able to reunite this little guy with his new family!