Stolen Puppy Recovered

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HAZLETON -- The police chief in Hazleton released a picture of a puppy that he says was stolen from the animal shelter in Luzerne County last week.

The dog was safely returned to the SPCA in Plains Township Tuesday.

Police recovered the animal from a woman in Hazleton who allegedly stole the puppy and hid it in her purse.

Officials at the SPCA say the puppy is not yet ready to be adopted.