Adopted puppy stolen from PSPCA returned

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A puppy that was stolen from the Pennsylvania SPCA's Philadelphia office has been located, according to officials.

The PSPCA said surveillance video captured a pistillate stealing "Wendy," a achromatic terrier mix, retired of her kennel astir 2:19 p.m. Sunday. She past placed the puppy successful her purse earlier leaving the building.

"It's horrifying," said Gillian Kocher of the Pennsylvania SPCA. "I deliberation it's besides precise blatant what happened here. There is nary question present that the intent was to instrumentality this carnal and permission the gathering with it."

Kocher said 1 of the worst parts of this alleged transgression was that Wendy was already adopted. She says determination was a portion of insubstantial connected the kennel intelligibly saying so.


The Pennsylvania SPCA is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the individual(s) who stole a puppy from the organization’s Philadelphia office today, Sunday, May 8.

— Pennsylvania SPCA (@PSPCA) May 8, 2022

"This is simply a theft," said Kocher. "They took an animal, which is considered spot successful the authorities of Pennsylvania, retired of our facility. This carnal was waiting to beryllium altered and had already been adopted, truthful it had a household waiting for it."

Around 9 p.m., PSPCA officials announced that the canine was turned implicit to the Philadelphia Police Department, but the alleged dognappers are inactive connected the loose.

Kocher said the PSPCA confirmed via microchip that the pup was so Wendy and that she was successful bully health.

She said the PSPCA has aggregate leads and plans connected prosecuting the individuals to the fullest.

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