Stolen puppies missing one week return home
Social media posts garnering 24,000 shares helped an Illinois family recover four Malamute puppies stolen from their home.
for Nate Bartell, his four malamute puppies air like his own Children. So when he returned home on Monday morning after dropping off his son at school, he was distraught to find his door damaged and his pups gone. He knew someone had taken them for like, two days. It was the worst feeling in the world, like not knowing who did it, how they did it if they had guns. Bartell took to Facebook for help with pictures of his dogs, his post racking over 24,000 shares throughout the week, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office says. Eventually, someone reached out to Bartell on Facebook, saying they had an idea of where the puppies were. After some investigating, the sheriff's office concluded, a group of men who had been working on construction near Bartels House drove across his yard, kick down the front door and took the pups from the basement, eventually selling one of them. Police arrested one of the men on Thursday for residential burglary, but the location of the remaining dogs were unknown until Friday morning. Bartell got a call from the pause giving independence organization, who said they received a tip that the dogs were located in a Mapleton Park bathroom, abandoned, but okay. It was horrible to hear that they were abandoned. But honestly, it was like the biggest relief to my ears. It's the best call of my life. And the reunion with their mother on Lee continued to tug at their heartstrings. It was like majestic, man. It was powerful. And now the pumps could get their forever home the proper way. Reporting in Peoria, I'm Anthony Landel.