Thief Steals Puppy from OHS Shelter

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The Oregon Humane Society is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the brazen theft of a puppy from the Portland shelter on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 16.

The two-month-old puppy, called Marlowe, was stolen between 3 pm and 6 pm, just one day after being offered for adoption at the OHS shelter located at 1067 NE Columbia Blvd. The puppy, a female Australian shepherd/pit bull mix, was stolen from a locked kennel located off the shelter lobby.

See video footage from OHS at the time of the theft below and on KOIN News.


Stolen from Locked Kennel

“It breaks our heart to see something like this happen. This was a very determined thief and we are asking the public for any information that could lead to the recovery of Marlowe and the prosecution of the criminal or criminals involved,” said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. The puppy was stolen from a kennel that was protected by locks on all entrances. “We take our responsibility to the animals in our care very seriously and are pursuing all available avenues to recover Marlowe,” said Harmon.


Please Call the Tip Line with Information

Tip Line: Anyone who has seen the puppy or has information about the theft is urged to call the OHS tip line at (503) 285-7722, ext. 214.

Have You Seen this Puppy?

The female puppy weighs seven pounds and is a brown/brindle color with a white nose and a distinctive white blaze in the center of its forehead (see photos). The puppy is described as energetic, playful and affectionate.

Video Footage of the OHS Lobby

The video below is surveillance footage of the OHS lobby on the afternoon the theft occurred. If you have any information pertaining to people or actions shown in the video, please call the tip line.

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