Two small dogs taken from local animal shelter

Becky Campbell • Oct 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Two small female dogs were stolen from the Johnson City/Washington County Animal Control Center Friday, and the director wants them back.

“Two dogs were stolen on Friday by two women. We have them on video, but we don’t know who they are,” Debbie Dobbs, animal shelter director, said this week.

The dogs were in different inside kennels, but near each other, Dobbs said.

“One was a tan and white Chihuahua mix named Masie. The other was an older Yorkie with bad teeth,” she said.

Masie is about 6 or 7 months old while the Yorkie, who had only been at the shelter about an hour, hadn’t been there long enough for shelter staff to name her.

She said Masie was a stray that had been picked up and the Yorkie was an owner release on Friday.

“I have them on film putting the Yorkie in (a) purse and walking out,” Dobbs said.

After the women left, Masie was discovered missing too.

The women, one who may have been in her 50s and the other in her 20s, also had three children — two toddlers and a smaller child in a stroller — with them.

“Masie was one of my favorites so I’m very concerned about her being out there, 6 or 7 months old and not spayed,” Dobbs said.

When the older woman started to leave, she “even stopped and talked to the people up front to ask about how much the kittens were.”

Dobbs said there is a reward for information leading to the return of the dogs.

Anyone with information about the dogs or the women who took them can call the shelter at 926-8769.

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