By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – A Cornwall family has been reunited with their three stolen Pug puppies.
A Cornwall family was left in an emotional state after having three puppies removed and later returned from their property. Police have charged a 17-year-old youth for allegedly stealing three Pug puppies.
Police confirmed a 17-year-old youth entered a Birmingham residence without permission and removed three pugs between Aug. 25 and Aug. 26.
The police were contacted and during their investigation the pups had been located and returned to the owner.
Police attended a Cumberland St. address and located the youth. The suspected dog thief was taken into custody and charged with break and enter and theft under $5000. The youth was later released with a court date of Oct. 3.
Cornwall police Cst. Daniel Cloutier was unable to divulge if the alleged dog snatcher had returned the pups or if it was through other avenues the three pugs made it back home.
The family was not available for comment.
Cloutier said this is the first case of the year that involves a pet being stolen from its owner.
Police recommend having your pets registered with the city. In 2013, police reunited several pet owners with their beloved dog or cat thanks to registered tags.