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Puppy stolen from Durham shelter found, adopted

Posted January 24
Updated January 27

According to the organization, a Yorkie Chihuahua mix named Janet was taken from the shelter sometime during mid-afternoon on Saturday.

— A puppy stolen from a Durham animal shelter Saturday was returned safely on Friday.

According to the Animal Protection Society of Durham, a Yorkie Chihuahua mix named Janet was taken from the shelter sometime during mid-afternoon on Saturday.

The dog is a spayed female between 8 and 10 weeks old. She weighs 3.4 pounds and has tan, black and white wiry fur.

The dog was adopted and taken to her new home Friday morning.

A group of citizens had offered a $500 reward for information that lead to Janet's return.

An investigation into the theft of the dog is ongoing.

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  • Andy Jackson Jan 27, 8:18 p.m.
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    Wonderful news! I hope Janet has many happy years with her new forever family, lots of treat, and lots of toys!

  • Debbie Abbott Jan 27, 5:51 p.m.
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    A great day for Janet & her new family!!!!
    Best of luck; hope ya'll have years of wonderful memories!!!
    Remember to Adopt, NOT shop!!!

  • Michael Woods Jan 27, 3:28 p.m.
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    Glad Janet got a good home!

  • Andy Jackson Jan 24, 7:11 p.m.
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    Please bring this precious baby back to the shelter. She deserves better. If you cannot afford the adoption fee, there are ways to get some assistance or perhaps be a foster family.