Police seek public’s help to locate dog that was stolen from owner

(Grand Junction Police Department)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 12:38 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The Grand Junction Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to find a dog that was stolen from its owner earlier this month.

The GJPD says that on June 6, officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen dog, which the owner stated that a known female had taken the dog without her permission the night before, and the victim was asking for assistance in having the dog returned.

Officers were successful in contacting the suspect, but the suspect told police that she didn’t believe the owner of the dog was taking good care of the pet and took the dog so it could be rehomed with someone else.

Police arrested the suspect and then released her on a summons for theft.

Because the suspect in the case has refused to tell officers who now has the dog, police are seeking the assistance of the public to help locate the pet.

Police say the dog was allegedly dropped off at a new home on or around June 6 by the adult female suspect in this case. If you believe you have this dog, or if you have any information that would assist in locating the dog and reuniting the pet with the owner, police ask for you to call 970-242-6707, and reference the case number 21-28201.

If you believe that an animal is not being adequately cared for, or is being abused or neglected, we urge you to contact Mesa County Animal Services.

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