NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WTNH) – A New Haven pet store owner said someone broke into his store and fled with five puppies on Wednesday night.
Police were on site at Safari Stan’s Pet Center at 142 Amity Road after someone broke into the store through a side wall and stole five puppies.
Safari owner Stan told News 8 that when he came to work Thursday morning he found the puppies were missing and there was a large hole in the wall.
The pet store is located in a square and is located between a pizzeria and an empty storefront.
The manager is concerned that whoever has the puppies will not know how to take care of them because they are so young.
She says they are so young that they weren’t even ready to be sold: âWe were extremely upset because they are so young. We’re just worried about the puppies.
The stolen puppies were all coveted purebreds, together costing around $ 23,000, according to police:
- A 17 week old Cocker Spaniel
- A 12 week mini Goldendoodle
- A nine week old Alaskan Klee-kai
- An eight week old mini Bulldog
- A nine week old Rottweiler
All of the precious puppies just arrived two days ago, kept away from the ground floor until they can be vet examined and aged a bit.
Martinez believes whoever did this knew exactly which races to take and exactly how to reach them.
“I just want to make sure they’re not in a dangerous place for themâ¦ We just want to make sure they’re okayâ¦ It’s our worst fear.” We love these dogs very much, so to have them stolen is really heartbreaking. “
A reward of $ 1000 is offered for information on finding these puppies.
Fortunately, the dogs are microchipped. Safari Stan’s asks all vets to be on the lookout.
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Anyone with information on the puppies is urged to contact New Haven Police.