One of three puppies stolen from Atlanta animal shelter found safe

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One of three puppies stolen in a break-in at an animal shelter in Atlanta, Georgia, over the week was found safe and sound on Saturday and is now back at the shelter.

The burglary at PAWS Atlanta in Dekalb County happened early Friday morning. Employees monitoring security cameras noticed a person wearing a hoodie walking suspiciously around the shelter before hearing the sound of breaking glass. The employees called the police and rushed to the shelter.

When employees arrived, they found broken glass and a rock. They also noticed open animal crates.

Three dogs have been removed from the shelter – two puppies named Violet and Emilia and a toy Yorkie named Princeton. The Yorkie was about to be adopted.

ATLANTA PUPPIES STOLEN FROM AN ANIMAL SHELTER, EMPLOYEES SAY THREE DOGS WERE TAKEN

One of three puppies stolen in a break-in at an animal shelter in Atlanta, Georgia has been found safe and is now back at the shelter.
(PAWS Atlanta)

But on Saturday, PAWS Atlanta announced on Facebook that Emilia had been found. The post says a volunteer at the shelter spotted a photo on the Nextdoor app that “strongly resembled” one of the missing puppies.

“The dog had been wandering scared in someone’s yard for a few hours,” the shelter wrote. “The volunteer contacted PAWS Atlanta staff who immediately attended the scene and determined that it was indeed Emilia!”

INDIANA POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR TEENAGERS WHO STOLE PUPPIES FROM AN ANIMALITY

Three dogs have been removed from the shelter – two puppies named Violet and Emilia and a toy Yorkie named Princeton.  The Yorkie was about to be adopted.

Three dogs have been removed from the shelter – two puppies named Violet and Emilia and a toy Yorkie named Princeton. The Yorkie was about to be adopted.
(PAWS Atlanta)

Emilia suffered a few scratches and was hungry, but was otherwise uninjured. The shelter doesn’t believe the person who located the pup had anything to do with the break-in.

“It is possible that because Emilia was rescued from a neighborhood a short distance from the shelter, she escaped the man who robbed her after she was abducted,” the post read. . “It’s also possible that he lives in the area, but we can’t say anything for sure at this time.”

Emilia suffered a few scratches and was hungry, but was otherwise uninjured.  The shelter doesn't believe the person who located the pup had anything to do with the break-in.

Emilia suffered a few scratches and was hungry, but was otherwise uninjured. The shelter doesn’t believe the person who located the pup had anything to do with the break-in.
(PAWS Atlanta)

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PAWS Atlanta said Emilia’s rescue gives them hope that they can also find the other two puppies safely. A $1,000 reward is offered for information that leads to their safe return.

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