It is so unfortunate when someone has the audacity to walk right in and take something that does not belong to them. This happened at Puppy Steps in the Spring Hill Mall located at 1460 in West Dundee, Illinois on Wednesday, February 16, 2013.
Although the police in the area had a lead two weeks ago, still the two-month old dog has not been recovered. A detective had contacted the owner of the pet store, Evelyn Gisselle LaBelle, with his suspicions, but basically the investigation is still only on-going.
It is believed that the person-of-interest is the thief, since no one physically witnessed the woman with the puppy; an arrest has not been made. They are relatively certain that this person is their suspect, however.
The six pound white Border Collie with just a bit of gray had just been received into the store shortly before it was taken. The owner, LaBelle, was not in the store at the time – another employee was. At this time, a better security system is being looked into so as to avoid this issue again.
Evelyn is a sweet woman that simply wants to get her puppy, or as she put it, her baby, back. She desires to know that he is okay since he needs specific medical attention. This passionate store owner feels as though she has lost her sick baby.
LaBelle is careful about screening all of her customers before she allows a canine out of her site. Afterwards, she considers these individuals her family members. With her careful scrutiny, she feels that each home that she allows her little ones to live in is the best home for them. This is why she is so frustrated since his disappearance; not aware if he is safe, eating or warm.
The day that the male puppy went missing is the day that the helpmefindMYPET.com, North America’s Lost Pet Network, ad went up about him. His Lost Pet ID# is: 668318. His Microchip # is: 0a01751952. The question remains as to why they cannot use his microchip to track him! If you have any information on this poor baby dog, please either go to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone them at 866-699-3463.
Ms. LaBelle spoke to WLS Chicago and ABC 7 about the missing dog at the time. She is happy that the word is still being circulated though. She just wants the canine back and for the white female with the black hair, blue eyes and nose piercing to turn him back over to the store. If you have any details, please do not hesitate to contact the West Dundee Police.