Brad, a 5-pound Yorkie, was stolen right out of his kennel at PAWS Atlanta while his hopeful future mom was signing his adoption paperwork. He had only been at the shelter for a week and had already had several people inquire about him.
Kay Kenimer had seen Brad’s picture online and had her heart set on adopting him. She’d just lost her 14-year-old Maltese earlier this month and was ready for a new companion. As she was paying the fee and filling out the adoption paperwork for Brad, somebody snuck into the back area of the shelter, took Brad out of his kennel, and escaped through a side door.
PAWS Atlanta immediately called the police. After reviewing surveillance footage, they have a pretty good idea of who stole Brad, but they don’t know their intentions. Yorkies are one of the most popular breeds in the country right now and sell for as much as $600 or more.
Brad has a microchip which has already been flagged as being stolen, so as soon as he is scanned by a veterinarian or another shelter, PAWS Atlanta will be notified immediately.
This is the first time that PAWS Atlanta has had a dog stolen. They are going to add more security measures to prevent another incident.
If you live in the Atlanta area and see somebody trying to sell a Yorkie that might be Brad, let your local law enforcement know what you saw. You can reach out to PAWS Atlanta on their Facebook page.