Burglar steals dog from animal shelter

This dog, named Felony, was stolen from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter. Photo from Sheriff's Office

This dog, named Felony, was stolen from the Humboldt County Animal Shelter. Photo from Sheriff's Office


Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

McKINLEYVILLE –  On Tuesday, Feb. 2 at about 8:30 a.m., deputies responded to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in McKinleyville to investigate a burglary.

Animal shelter attendants noticed one of the dogs in the shelter was missing. Deputies discovered the burglary occurred at about 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, after the shelter was closed. T

he suspect maneuvered over a perimeter wall to gain entry. There were footprints leading to the stolen dog’s kennel, and the lock to the kennel was found undone, not broken. There is video surveillance of the break in, and deputies are reviewing it to positively identify the suspect. The stolen dog is a white and brown female Staffordshire Terrier mix. Her name is Felony.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is strongly urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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