San Bernardino Detectives Rescue Stolen Puppy and Drive Him Home

san bernardino cops rescue stolen puppy

When a dog breeder and buyer met in the parking lot of a San Bernardino, Calif., supermarket earlier this month, the sale of a puppy didn’t go at all as the breeder had planned.

“The alleged buyer took the puppy, pushed the breeder and ran,” San Bernardino police Lt. Mike Madden told the Sun.

After the breeder contacted the police, two detectives were able to track down the puppynapper in the High Desert. According to a Facebook post, the thief was in the process of reselling the puppy when the detectives intervened.

The detectives rescued the stolen puppy, who appears to be a Pit Bull, and, as you can see in these photos, drove him back to the breeder.

The Sun reports that the puppynapper has not yet been charged with any crime, which seems odd. The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office is currently reviewing the robbery case.

With so many stories of cops shooting dogs for no reason, it’s reassuring to know there are compassionate people in law enforcement who do the right thing and truly care about animals.

However…are Pit Bull breeders doing the right thing by raising and selling these dogs? With so many Pit Bulls in animal shelters, in my opinion, the answer is no.

If you’re thinking about getting a Pit Bull or any other breed of dog, please consider adopting one from a shelter or rescue instead of buying one from a breeder. In my own experience with dogs from breeders and shelters, it really doesn’t matter which they came from. And by adopting a shelter or rescue pet, remember that you’re potentially saving two lives: that of your new family member as well as the dog who will now be able to take his place in the shelter — and hopefully be just as lucky.

Photo via Facebook/San Bernardino Police Department

Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!