(KUTV) — A female suspect was caught on video leaving the Humane Society of Utah with a 2-month-old puppy on Thursday, the society said in a press release.
The puppy, Cookie, is a black and tan Cairn Terrier, the human society said. Cookie went missing between 4:30 and 4:55 p.m. on Thursday.
The woman believed to have taken puppy from the humane society's adoption center in Murray was caught on camera.
Security video shows the woman, believed to be Latina or Hispanic and in her mid-30s, leaving the dog kennel "with what appears to be the puppy in her handbag and a white jacket over the top," the humane society said.
The society said the suspect looked to be five feet six inches tall and between 220 and 250 pounds. She had long black hair and was wearing a purple jacket. Two young boys, about 8 and 10 years old, were seen entering the adoption center with the woman, the humane society said.
A police report was filed, and the humane society asked that anyone with information contact Murray police at 801-840-4000 and reference case #18C023602.
“We’re extremely concerned about the safety of this puppy,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “It is quite disconcerting that somebody would take a puppy from a nonprofit animal shelter, especially with their two children present. We want to make sure that Cookie is safely returned as soon as possible."