Second puppy stolen from Atlanta animal shelter found; one still missing
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The second of three dogs stolen from an animal shelter Atlanta, GeorgiaA recent break was found to be safe on Sunday.
Three dogs were taken from PAWS Atlanta in DeKalb County during an early morning break Friday — two dogs named Violet and Emilia and a toy Yorkie named Princeton. Yorkie was adoptable.
Employees monitoring security cameras reported seeing a man wearing a hoodie walking suspiciously around the shelter, followed by the sound of breaking glass. The employees called the police and rushed to the shelter. When employees arrived, they found a broken window and a rock, as well as open animal crates.
became a violet. The second dog will be reunited. with the shelter when it was spotted by a man walking his dog on Sunday morning. Emilia was found safe Friday night by a shelter volunteer who saw a photo on the Next Door app that “strongly resembled” one of the missing puppies.
One of three dogs stolen from an Atlanta animal shelter has been found safe
The person who found Violet found her tied to a telephone in an area near the shelter. He recognized the dog and brought it to the shelter.
PAWS Atlanta wrote on Facebook, “We have no reason to believe that the person who found and returned her is connected to the break-in, and we are looking forward to her care and support. Thank you.”
Atlanta dogs stolen from animal shelter, employees say three dogs were taken
The dog was not harmed, the shelter said. Violet was wearing a leash and harness that did not belong to the shelter but may have belonged to the person who took her.
“The location where Violet was found is near PAWS Atlanta and not too far from where Emilia was found Friday night,” the shelter wrote. “It is very possible that the suspect lives in the area, so we encourage people living nearby to be especially vigilant.”
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The third dog, however, is still missing. PAWS Atlanta said on social media that a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Princeton’s safe return.