Tipsters lead investigators and police to Lucy's location.
(Cleveland) - Lucy is back at the Cleveland Animal Protective League.
The black lab mix puppy was recovered Friday, a day after the APL put the word out that the dog had been stolen from the shelter over the weekend.
At approximately 4:30pm on Saturday, January 12, 2013, the puppy was stolen from the APL's adoption floor. Lucy is just 8 weeks old and weighs approximately 8 ½ pounds.
“We believe that the puppy was stolen while another family was in the process of adopting her,” said Sharon Harvey, CEO and President of the Cleveland APL. “A second person saw her, picked her up, and inquired about her. She was told by an APL team member that the puppy was in the process of being adopted. Shortly after that, it was discovered that the puppy was gone.”
After the word got out that Lucy was taken, Harvey says they got a number of tips, including one from a family member of the dog-napper. An APL investigator and police went to the person's location and located the pup.
(Lucy and Sharon Harvey. Courtesy Cleveland APL)
The woman had been described as a female in her late thirties or early forties. She’s approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs an estimated 200 pounds. She has wavy blond hair down to her neck, fair skin, and was wearing black-rimmed glasses. She was also wearing a heavy, black coat.
Harvey isn't sure what will happen to the kidnapper, but she says they do want to send a strong message that it's not OK to kidnap a living animal from the APL.
But the next move is to adopt Lucy out to the family that fell in love with her.
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