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Two of six stolen Wayne County puppies returned to owner

Posted January 1, 2019 3:59 p.m. EST
Updated January 1, 2019 5:35 p.m. EST

— Two of six puppies stolen from a Goldsboro home the Saturday before Christmas have been returned to their owner.

"I think social media has played a big part in getting these two home," said Amber Hinson, who owns the pups and their mother. "I know it has."

In addition to social media, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation into the theft.

Hinson said she came home two days ago to find that someone had broken into her home in the Rosewood neighborhood and taken six of seven pups that were born on Nov. 21 to her dog, a Labrador, and a pug owned by her neighbor .

A family found one of the puppies last Saturday and contacted Hinson.

"One of the boys was found in the middle of the street," she said. "A nice family contacted me over Facebook and said they had one."

The family that found the pup named it "Sir Knowledge Boo Boo Anderson."

No word on if the name will stick, but the family was happy to provide a safe return.

The sheriff's office called Hinson on New Year's Eve with news that another puppy had been found.

"Apparently, someone had turned her in after they supposedly bought her," Hinson said.

The three siblings are now back together and she's hoping the others come home soon or at least are well cared for and fed.

"Hopefully, people will be good and restore a little of my faith in humanity," Hinson said.