Nine Puppies Stolen From Edmonton Woman’s Garage
An Edmonton woman is asking for the public’s help after nine puppies were snatched from her garage.
“I’m hoping to get them back or at least get them found, so I know that they are being properly taken care of. The best situation would be to get them back to their mom,” said Lisa Morrey.
Morrey said her five-week-old pit bull puppies were being kept in a pen inside a heated garage at her Mill Woods home.
She said the puppies are currently being weaned from their mother, so on Thursday at 8 p.m. she took the mother dog into the house so the puppies could eat their dinner in peace.
Morrey said she checked a video baby monitor she keeps in the garage at 8:20 p.m. and the puppies were still happily munching away, but by the time Morrey went to reunite the puppies with their mother at around 9:15 p.m., the puppies and their food dish were gone.
Morrey said a police officer who came to her home to investigate told her the thieves likely used a crowbar to disconnect her garage door from the rest of its mechanism, allowing them to roll up the garage door and steal the puppies.
As time passes, Morrey is growing increasingly worried about the wellbeing of her puppies, saying they are too young to be away from their mother and would require specialized care to keep them alive without her.
“I hope they are OK, I hope they are being fed, I hope they’re not starved. The longer it takes, the more worried I get,” Morrey said.
Morrey is not sure who would have wanted to steal the puppies, saying she had not posted any advertisements for them online and had only shown them to close friends and family.
Four of the puppies had already been promised to family members, Morrey said, who had been bringing their children to visit the puppies regularly until they were ready for their new homes.
“Their kids fell in love with these dogs, they brought their kids to come visit the puppies almost every day. It’s not just my heart getting broken or people who wanted to buy the dogs, it’s now an eight-year-old, a six-year-old, a three-year-old,” Morrey said.
Anyone with information about the dogs is urged to contact Morrey at 780-782-1861 or email her at [email protected]