Report: Woman steals puppy from adoption center | Crime
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a woman who stole a puppy from a pet adoption center.
According to the report, officers responded to Pets Inc. on Thursday in reference to a stolen puppy.
Upon arrival, deputies met with an employee who stated that a woman came into the business and inquired about adopting a pet, the report stated.
The employee told officers that the woman was looking at a brown and black mini Pomeranian mixed puppy.
The employee said the woman then took the puppy into the restroom with her.
When the woman came out of the bathroom, the employee said she was hunched over hiding the dog as she exited the store, the report stated.
According to the employee, the female did not finish her adoption application or contract. In addition, the female suspect did not pay the $150 for the adoption process. The $150 includes veterinarian care for a year, all shots, spay and neuter, a microchip and a lifetime ticket home registration, as well as, six $10 coupons for food.
The woman is described as a white female in her 60’s, with gray hair and blue eyes.
Deputies have made contact with a woman they believe could be the culprit. According to the report, the woman has yet to return the puppy.
If you know anything about this incident, contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.