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Amber Alert Goes to the Dogs

By Tim State in News on Mar 22, 2008 1:48PM

03-22-08_Pomeranian.jpgA two-month old Pomeranian pup weighing less than two pounds was stolen yesterday from a Naperville Petland store. The pup, which has an identifying microchip imbedded in between his shoulders, has set off the equivalent of an “Amber Alert“ for pets. has sent a message to veterinarians, pet stores, and other animal-related businesses within a 50-mile radius.

An 18- to 22-year-old white male, about 5’8” tall, came into the store and asked to see the dog. He was playing with the puppy and requested more information. When the store worker stepped away, the man swiped the dog and ran.

The dog is valued at $1,500, and because of his size and age, needs to be cared for like a newborn baby, or his health could fail rapidly. Anyone with information should call (866) 699-3463 or email [S-T, WBBM]

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