In a Facebook comment, Connie Borland Andrews, director at the Joplin Humane Society has said: “We have pulled down our original post as we have found out it was the previous owner that came in and stole the dog. Thank you to everyone for sharing. We are in the process of having local authorities contact this person so we can get her back to the shelter.”
JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Humane Society is working to find two men who stole a dog from the shelter on Tuesday.
In a Facebook post, Human Society Officials said two men took a dog named “Lillie McCoy” from the big dog area, right at the shelter’s closing time.
Lillie was scheduled to leave Wednesday morning to go to her new adoptive family.
Officials updated the post, saying they have a “good lead” on the person who stole Lillie, thanks to an anonymous citizen who contacted the shelter with “very useful information.”
The post continues to say that the person they are looking for is Lillie’s previous owner.