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Puppies only 4 weeks old taken from mom at Hancock Animal Shelter

Three pit bull puppies were taken from an outdoor kennel at the Hancock County Animal Shelter, according to a post on social media.
Three pit bull puppies were taken from an outdoor kennel at the Hancock County Animal Shelter, according to a post on social media.

Someone stole a litter of puppies — but left their mother roaming free — and the Hancock County Animal Shelter wants to find out who took them.

At least three pit bull puppies about 4 weeks old and their mother were in an outdoor kennel. They apparently disappeared early Tuesday morning.

The mama dog was found in a nearby parking lot.

“We don’t know if it was someone coming to retrieve their dog or what,” Sheriff Ricky Adam said.

The shelter is on Texas Flat Road.

Security cameras at the shelter were not working, but surveillance cameras near it were and filmed possible suspects and vehicles, Adam said. Screen shots will be provided to the media, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hancock County Central Dispatch at 228-255-9191. Callers can remain anonymous.

🚨🚨EMERGENCY🚨🚨We had a litter of pit bull puppies around 4 weeks of age stolen out of one of our kennels sometime...

Posted by Hancock County Animal Shelter, MS on Monday, January 16, 2017

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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