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Stolen Dog Returns to Animal Shelter

A volunteer says officials can't discuss the situation in detail because of an active investigation.

A little more than 24 hours after he was illegally taken from the Attleboro Animal Shelter, Dozer the pit bull was back Sunday morning. Details of what happened to the brindle dog are not clear.

Shelter volunteer Steven Denlea told Attleboro Patch, "At this time due to it being an active Attleboro police investigation we can not comment on the details. Dozer is safe again and looking for his 'furever' home. We are thankful to all the support that has poured in from the community."

A person or persons broke into the shelter and took Dozer between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, Denlea said. This sparked a large search effort, which included a wide distribution of fliers that could be seen on business windows and other places throughout the community.

Prior to the theft, Dozer had been at the shelter on Pond Street North for more than a year.

deb of see-attleboro September 18, 2012 at 09:28 PM
I did. Could have been worse. Good to know that Woonsocket is doing the responsible thing in this case.
Talk to the Paw September 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Here we go, let's throw out all the BS and lose focus on the story at hand. BOTTOM LINE: When any family adds any kind of pet no matter what type of breed or animal, a PROPER introduction is necessary. A proper meet and greet is necessary prior to adoption. A proper evaluation is necessary prior to an adoption. Just because the news used the word "Adopted" does NOT mean this dog came from a shelter! Once again if you want to rant about useless tid bits of information then start a personal blog so you can see your name in print and state your claim to fame! WELCOME BACK DOZER, SO GLAD YOU ARE NOW SAFE and so glad Attleboro Animal Shelter knows the animals like they do! Now I will head off to go snuggle with my Tail Wagging, Butt Wiggling, Tongue LIcking Pit Bull! (you know one of those nasty breeds)
Steven Scott September 19, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Sorry, did I step on your tail? No BS just asking if anyone saw the story, even if it were a “Designer dog” I would of asked,
Rob Machado September 19, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I'm all for humane treatment of strays of any breed but one convenient fact about dog bites is left out of the discussion. A bite from a lab or a golden is just not the same as a bite from a Pit bull. Other breeds bite and let go. Can you truthfully say the same about Pit Bulls?
Talk to the Paw September 20, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Oh Rob, let me guess you also are one of those folks who also think there is such a thing as a "Locking Jaw" right? Pleased to say you are wrong but that is neither here nor there, as it does not relate to anything in this article. Let's keep it simple, let's stay focused on the article at hand, WELCOME BACK DOZER, so glad Attleboro hustles for the animals in need! Attleboro cares for the animals in need and thankfully the volunteer group supplements many of the costs for the animals in need. People should get off the computer and stop by the shelter for a visit of some well mannered DOGS, because we must all remember to keep it simple and stick to the facts that no matter what the breed is, they are simply dogs. So let's zip the lips of ignorance and once again say WELCOME HOME DOZER!

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