RUSTBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday evening the third of four dogs stolen from a Rustburg animal shelter over the weekend has been tracked down. However, a German Shepherd is still missing and in need of medical treatment.
At 10:35 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, authorities say a German Shepherd — who needs medical treatment for illnesses associated with heartworm — was stolen from the Campbell County Animal Shelter by two people. Then, at 4:34 a.m., the same two people returned and stole three other canines, the sheriff’s office says.
Authorities describe the individuals wanted in connection with the theft — pictured in the black-and-white surveillance photo below — as between 5’5″ and 6′ tall with slim builds.
However, authorities also say they hope to identify the two people in the color photo from the vicinity of the incident to bring them in for questioning.
The sheriff’s office announced at 7:14 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14, that “Zone” — a shy beagle who had been stolen — had been tracked down and returned to the shelter. This update came after two other dogs were found on Saturday, Sept. 12.
However, the sheriff’s office is still searching for “Boomer,” the German Shepherd who needs heartworm treatment, according to Monday evening’s update.
In addition, as of Monday morning, authorities say they have identified the individuals wanted in connection with the theft. WFXR News has reached out to Campbell County officials to inquire about the identity of these individuals, as well as the charges they face with regard to the stolen dogs.
Anyone with information about these individuals, their location, or the location of the animals is asked to contact the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9574 or submit the tip through CRIME STOPPERS at (888) 798-5900.
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