She was paid to watch Pomeranians in Pass Christian. Now she faces a criminal charge

Sarah Jean Bowers
Sarah Jean Bowers

A Pomeranian that disappeared about four weeks ago is back home, and the woman accused of taking it faces a felony dog-stealing charge, an investigator said.

The Pomeranian is AKC-registered and worth about $5,500, Pass Christian Police Investigator Mike Burkett said.

Sarah Jean Bowers, 37, of Gulfport, was working as a housekeeper and dog-sitter at a Pass Christian home for a woman who lives out of town, Pass Christian Police Investigator Mike Burkett said.

She was the caretaker for several Pomeranians, and took one of them when she left her job in the first week of August, Burkett said.

Since the owner lives out of town, police had to wait until she returned to Pass Christian so she could sign an affidavit, he said.

The dog was found unharmed.

Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner set Bowers’ bond at $2,500.

She was released on bond at the Pass Christian Police Department.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews