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Pet Shop Wants Its Bird Back

Posted February 12, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Employees at a Fayetteville pet shop are missing a friend of theirs -- an exotic bird that was stolen on Superbowl Sunday.

"Birdie," as the feathered friend was named, is worth about $3200. But the 2-year-old was worth more than that -- she was also the mascot of the Pets Plus shop.

Bobby Kellams says he and others miss the bird a great deal. They worry that if the bird is not fed its proper diet, it could die.

Also, if the bird were to be let loose at this time of year, the cold weather or other hazards would undoubtedly lead to its death.

Anyone with information on the missing bird -- and friend -- is asked to call Fayetteville Crimestoppers

Pets Plus is offering a $1000 reward for Birdie's safe return.