Dognapped puppy returns to Springfield shelter

3 years 4 months 6 days ago Thursday, June 11 2015 Jun 11, 2015 Thursday, June 11, 2015 3:53:00 PM CDT June 11, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A puppy stolen from a southwest Missouri animal shelter has been returned.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that the 8-week old puppy disappeared Saturday. The puppy is named RBI after the baseball statistic.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office said two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon after they were identified from shelter surveillance footage. They have been charged with a felony count of stealing an animal.

A third person returned the puppy to the sheriff's office. From there, RBI made it back to the shelter, where he quickly fell asleep after a kibble snack.

Darin Landrum, executive director of the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, called the puppy's return a "big relief."

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