Little Romeo is only a few months old, and was on the path to finding a new home through Abby's Animal Angels when he was stolen from an adoption event on November 2. Their Facebook page reported the theft on Saturday, along with a plea to return Romeo.
Romeo was stolen from an adoption event hosted by Abby's Animal Angels at the Petco on Woodruff Road. Someone was brave enough to sneak the little guy out of a playpen-type enclosure while members of the rescue were talking to potential adopters.
It was noticed that Romeo was missing around 2:30p.m. The rescue is looking into surveillance video for the area to see if the theft was caught on camera.
Romeo is black, but has a white patch on his chin and white toes on his two back feet. The person(s) who dog-napped Romeo is asked to contact Abby's Animal Angels, founder Jennifer Stacy Remeta or to return him to the Petco on Woodruff Road. Their contact information is listed below, and no questions will be asked.
The rescue wants little Romeo back so they can be sure he finds a good home.
Word has it that adoption events provide an ideal opportunity for dog thefts. Either a dog is stolen to keep as a pet, or for profit. This is just another outlet for dog flipping, where dogs are sold for as much as the thief can get from an unsuspecting buyer.
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