HOUSTON — A puppy about to be picked up by his adoptive family Saturday was stolen from a Houston animal rescue center, officials said.
Staff members at the K-9 Angels Rescue center said two women were in the puppy room when one woman tried to leave with a dog, KTRK reported. A volunteer stopped her, but staff members believe the second woman walked away with Weston, a 9-week-old Husky/Samoyed mix, the television station reported.
"A volunteer came to me and she said, 'Someone just stole a puppy. We're missing a puppy.'" staff member Sherri Sera told KTRK. "I said, 'What did it look like? Is it blonde with pointy ears?' and she said 'Yes.' I said, "I think I saw the woman who took it. They're gone.'"
A staffer said she saw the second woman get into the car with Weston, a sibling of the puppy, KPRC reported.
Sera said she saw the two women drive away but did not make the connection that the puppy was in the car with them.
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