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Puppy in training to be service dog is stolen

Puppy stolen from yard in Minneapolis
Screen shot via KARE News

According to Wednesday's KARE 11 News, a man in northeast Minneapolis, Minn., is hoping to find his service-dog-in-training puppy, who was was stolen from his yard nearly two weeks ago.

The 20-week-old pit bull puppy, named "Kujo," belongs to Josh Carter, who suffers from a PTSD anxiety disorder.

On April 12, Kujo had been put out on a chain in Carter's yard for what he has stated was just a few minutes - someone took advantage of the situation and whisked the pup away.

Carter stated:

Whoever has my dog is keeping him. He is not running around loose. He is not a lost dog. He is a stolen dog and there is a big difference in that,

I am hoping to come across him. I mean, they cannot keep him inside his whole life and if he is around the area (Northeast Minneapolis) and I ever see him, I will recognize him."

The police have been notified and Carter has been searching the area shelters to see if his puppy has been turned in.

The pup, who Carter describes as friendly, with no signs of aggression, is micro-chipped and up-to-date on his shots. Anyone who has spotted the pup is asked to call: Josh Carter at 612-231-9100 -or- Lisa Spratt at 651-341-1312.

Link to news clip here.

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