San Francisco SPCA Offering Reward for Stolen Puppy

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., Nov 8 2011: James, an 8-week-old puppy, was stolen from the San Francisco SPCA's Adoption Center at approximately 3:45pm PST today. We are very concerned for James' well-being and are eager to have him back at the SF SPCA.

James, a puppy stolen from the SF SPCA Tuesday, November 8, 2011The SF SPCA has video footage of the criminals, who can be described as a Latino couple in their mid-30's that were accompanied by a child. The man is approximately 5' 7", heavy-set, with spiky black hair and a short beard. The woman was approximately 5' 6", thin, with dark hair. They were accompanied by a 4 – 6 year old boy with dark hair. The group was driving an older white Sedan, possibly a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry.

James is a light brown and white mixed breed puppy. He was scheduled to go home with his new adoptive family this evening. He has been neutered and his microchip number is 982000167765783.

The SF SPCA is offering a $500 reward for James' safe return. We have photos of the abduction. We urge anyone with information to call Krista at the SF SPCA at (646) 496-5925.

UPDATE 2:41 p.m., 11/09/11: James was returned to the SF SPCA Wednesday afternoon. His adoptive parents look forward to taking him to his new loving home.


About the San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is a community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions.

Support the San Francisco SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of the state-of-the-art SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. SF SPCA has San Francisco volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, provide foster care, help with the Community Cats Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.

For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit

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