WINCHESTER, Ore. -- A dog-napping happened at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center Thursday night or Friday morning, and officials are asking the public to keep a lookout for three puppies.
Wendy Kang of Saving Grace says that when employees arrived to work Friday morning, they discovered a door ajar and the three purebred Jack Russell Terriers were gone.
Sophie, Otto and Libby are all 8-weeks-old, and Kang says they are very valuable. The adoption fee for the pups is $300 apiece, and Kang says they often sell for more.
"We are just heartsick," said Kang. "I mean, it's just frustrating and discouraging that as hard as we work to take care of animals and try to find them good homes, that someone would break in and steal them out of the shelter."
Officials think that the culprits probably took them to try to sell, so Kang asks that people keep an eye out for people selling puppies, including on websites like Craigslist.
The puppies were featured on KPIC News the day before they were taken, in a story about keeping pets warm and dry during the colder weather.
If you see these puppies or have any information, officials ask that you call the police immediately.