Saturday morning, shelter staff reporting to work entered the kennels and noticed Hazard and Silvey were missing. It was found that the chain on the gate had been cut to gain entry to the outdoor kennel area and both dogs were gone. Hazard and Silvey were the only animals missing from the shelter. According to reports, the dogs were taken sometime between 5:00 p.m. Friday evening and 8 a.m. this morning.
Hazard is described as a seven year old, red, male, Pit Bull Terrier. Silvey is a nine month old, blue, female, Staffordshire Terrier. Both dogs were in good health at the time of the theft.
Staff at the shelter fear for the safety and well being of the two dogs and are offering a $500.00 reward for their safe return or information leading to such.
If you have any information regarding these dogs, please contact the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri at (573) 334-5837. Hours of operation are Mon. - Sat., 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If calling outside the hours of operation, please leave a message and someone will get back to you.
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the care and welfare of animals in Cape Girardeau, Mo. and surrounding areas. They are located at 2536 Boutin Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. You can find them online at www.semopets.org and on Facebook by clicking here.
UPDATE: Aug. 19, 2014 Silvey has been recovered but Hazard is still missing. Read more by clicking here.