HOUSTON – The Houston Humane Society says a long-time resident of their shelter was stolen from a mobile adoption van, and they’re hoping someone will return him.
Lee, a dog who’d been at the shelter for a year, was among 10 pups who participated in a doggy fashion show in the 2500 block of Dunlavy Wednesday night.
The Humane Society said after the show was over, volunteers and staff loaded the animals into the van and took them back to the shelter.
But when they got there, they discovered that Lee was missing.
"Lee was rescued from a horrible puppy mill situation just over a year ago," said Monica Schmidt, of the Houston Humane Society. "Our hope is that whoever took him will do the right thing and return him safely to us."
Because of his rough start at the puppy mill, shelter workers said Lee is timid and scares easily. He’s already been neutered, tattooed and microchipped.
The Humane Society said anyone who sees Lee or knows where he might be should call the shelter at 713-433-6421 or their Animal Cruelty Line at 713-341-3396.