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AAC asks for public’s help in finding stolen shelter pups

Friday, June 21, 2019 by Tai Moses

Austin Animal Center staff were horrified to find four dogs missing when they did their nightly inventory at the shelter. The four are all pit bull-type dogs that are friendly and socialized. The center has determined that Lilly and Dmitri went missing June 13 while Jeff and Rex vanished on June 17. Staff at first thought the dogs had been placed in foster care or transferred to another rescue group. Upon determining the four had been stolen, AAC filed a police report with the Austin Police Department. AAC asks for the public’s help in finding the missing pups and returning them to the shelter where they can be safely cared for until their forever homes are found. Lilly is a 1-year-old female blue pit mix who weighs 58 pounds; Dmitri is a 2-year-old male tan Staffordshire mix who weighs 44 pounds; Jeff is a 2-year-old male white pit mix who weighs 69 pounds; and Rex is a 2-year-old, male, black Staffordshire mix who weighs 62 pounds. If you see a dog fitting any of these descriptions, please call 311 right away and report their location.






Clockwise from top left: Lilly, Dmitri, Jeff and Rex. Photo courtesy Austin Animal Center.

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