OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Ocean City Police Department Animal Control Unit has rescued a puppy that had been stolen from a foster home in West Virginia.
Ocean City police say animal control officers began investigating reports of a stolen puppy after being contacted by an animal shelter in Jefferson County, West Virginia.
Police say shelter staff informed officers that a woman had stolen the dog known as “Foxie” from a foster home, and gone toward the Ocean City area.
Authorities located the unidentified suspect and the dog at a home in Ocean Pines. Police say Animal Control Officers deemed the home and the suspect unsuitable for a pet and took the dog into their custody.
Ocean City Police Department spokeswoman Lindsay Richard says the agency believes the dog is a German Shepherd-Chow Chow mix.
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