Pennsylvania SPCA searching for shiba inu puppy stolen from shelter, offers reward for information

By KYW Newsradio 1060

UPDATED: 3:17 p.m., 10/27/19

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania SPCA has asked for help identifying the person who allegedly stole a puppy from the shelter Friday. The shiba inu puppy was brought in as a stray just a few hours before it was taken.

Nicole Wilson, director of humane law enforcement, said the alleged thief was clearly at the shelter for only one reason and the whole thing was caught on camera.

"He comes in, he goes to that specific kennel, he gets that puppy out and he leaves," said Wilson. "So that is a very unusual thing, especially for a dog that had only arrived at our facility earlier that day."

A PSPCA representative confirmed the puppy was microchipped.

The PSPCA later announced a $1,000 reward contributed by an anonymous donor via Facebook post. Anyone with information is asked to call them at 866-601-7722 or email

They caution anyone who sees the puppy or the person in the photo to call 911 immediately.