PSPCA officers rescue shiba inu puppy that was stolen from shelter 2 weeks ago

Shiba inu puppy
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania SPCA officials say they have found the shiba inu puppy that was stolen from its shelter about two weeks ago.

PSPCA Humane Law Enforcement officers recovered the puppy from a home in Olney after receiving a tip Wednesday afternoon.

The dog was stolen from the shelter on Oct. 25 just hours after it was brought it as a stray.

On Nov. 1, Philadelphia police said they made an arrest in connection to the theft. It’s unclear if charges will be filed.

The shelter believes the puppy was stolen “in an effort to sell it.”

The pup is now “sleeping peacefully in a comfy bed” at shelter headquarters on Erie Avenue, the PSPCA said on social media, where it has “a full belly and (is) being showered with lots of love.”

It is with gratitude to everyone who helped spread the word, stepped up to provide reward money and helped in the effort, that we announce our Humane Law Enforcement team has recovered the Shiba Inu puppy who was stolen from our headquarters nearly two weeks ago. Late yesterday we received a tip regarding the location of the dog and our team responded immediately. We are happy to report that we were able to confirm the dog’s identity and he has been brought back to our headquarters. He is now sleeping peacefully in a comfy bed with a full belly and being showered with lots of love from our staff. This truly took a village to bring this puppy home, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. Thank you! #animalwelfare #animalrescue

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