$500 reward offered
Two 3-month-old pit bull puppies were swiped from the Espanola Valley Humane Society on Sunday.
|Rocky and Moe|
If you have information about their whereabouts, call the Espanola City Police Department or leave an anonymous tip at 505-470-1278.
The Espanola Valley Humane Society is offering a $500 for their safe return. The puppies can also be left at shelter at any time with no questions asked.
Update July 27, 2010 10:42pm - The following article is by Ann Constable, Santa Fe New Mexican:
Shelter recovers missing pit bulls
Rocky and Moe, two pit bulls that were stolen from the Española Valley Humane Society, were both returned to the shelter on Tuesday afternoon.
The people who returned the pit-bull puppies had similar stories. A 12-year-old girl said a lady in the skate park had asked her if she wanted one of the dogs, Moe. "I said yes because I felt bad because he looked sick," said Angel Pacheco. She and her father later saw the news story about the puppies stolen Sunday night.
An hour earlier, Rocky was brought in by a woman with a similar story.
Shelter staff said there was a "joyous reunion. Shelter manager Lisa Gipe said, "Both puppies are no worse for the wear." And the parties who returned the dogs shared the $500 reward. Nina Chiotasso, community outreach director for the shelter, said, "That was a big part of getting them back."
The shelter is taking applications from people who want to adopt the dogs and is working on a more secure fencing system.