Puppy Stolen From Woman’s Backyard

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BEAVERTOWN -- State police are looking for a 9-week-old golden retriever in Snyder County. The owner of the pup says somebody went through a lot of trouble to steal her dog, and she wants to make sure her neighbors are on alert.

There's no doubt about it, Pam loves animals.

"This is Buddy. He's the neighborhood friend, I think."

The 63 year old showed Newswatch 16 around her back yard in Beavertown.

"I was just getting started getting fixed up trying to get it made nice for her," said Pam.

About a week ago, Pam brought home a new puppy. Hailey, a 9-week old golden retriever, looked similar to photos the family has of a light tan dog named Chloe. The two puppies are from the same litter.

Early Tuesday morning, Pam came outside to feed Hailey.

"She wasn't in the cage. That's when I found a hole in the fence," said Pam.

State police believe sometime Monday night, a dognapper cut a hole through the fence and took the dog.

"What they probably weren't aware of is at the time they dropped a knife and left it for state police," said Pam.

Pam is hopeful, but she is also coming to terms with the fact that her pup Hailey may not be returned. The main reason she decided to talk with us is because she wants to get the word out to her neighbors.

"I think it should be well known out in this little community that if there is somebody going around, I want everyone to protect their dogs," said Debbie Gray.

Debbie Gray has a dog of her own. She says she'll be on the lookout.

"I haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary, but hopefully somebody returns it," said Gray.

"It shouldn't have happened. To begin with, people have no right to come onto someone's property and take whatever they have," said Pam.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Selinsgrove at 570-374-8145.


  • Marianne Searles

    The living conditions for a puppy were terrible, why get a puppy and keep it locked up outside, I hope she is getting a better home. Shame on the owner for keeping the puppy in those filthy conditions, you should not be allowed to have a dog.

  • l8trg8tr

    The poor thing was probably crying all night long so someone felt sorry for it and liberated it. It’s not right to take another’s property but I’m guessing it was done out of concern.

  • Michele

    9 weeks old and left outside after being taken from its mother and siblings ? What kinda of person leaves a 9 week old outside in those conditions ? Omg if you can not make a pet family don’t get one and if your going to leave it unattended you don’t need one. Pretty simple

  • snoop dog

    You cant criticize this lady for keeping her puppy outside overnight unattended. Whats wrong with you people? Wow! Dogs belong outside in the fresh air. Growing up, all of our dogs were outside dogs. You criticizers are a bunch of wacko freaks!

  • Dogsarefamily

    So you’re telling me, that this woman left her new puppy, outside alone all night, and was surprised to find it gone the next morning? Wow.

  • dog gone it!

    When we get done with all this “doggy news” can we please return to the real news that affects our state and country? By real news i mean such things as the illegal aliens in hazleton, the drugs and gangs in wilkesbarre, and our crumbling infrastructure.

  • Richard Fluharty

    Read my lips: DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOGS OUTSIDE UNSUPERVISED!! I feel for this lady but thete’s too many scumbags that steal dogs. Not the first story around here that I’ve read. My dogs play in the yard but I’m always right there.

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