Puppy Allegedly Stolen During Dublin Pet Adoption Event

Employees of the rescue are asking readers to share the story on social media to help find Simon and bring him back to safety.

The Stonecliffe Animal Rescue is asking for the public's help in finding a puppy they believe was taken during one of their adoption events.

Jacqueline Ives of Stonecliffe Animal Rescue, sent the following information about the incident:

"We are very sad to say we have had a puppy stolen from our rescue during a MAY 10TH adoption event at Dublin PetSmart at 6960 Amador Plaza Road in Dublin.

"The event was held from 11 am to 3 pm. We had some confusion believing Simon had been taken home by a foster, but that appears to be incorrect, therefore the very late realization and lapse in time to this request for help now that we know he is has been taken.

"So we are urging each and everyone of our fans to please share his picture on their Facebook page and please ask your friends/family/co-workers on Facebook and off Facebook to share. We have a great network and need you now, and we need to know that Simon is okay and we want him back as soon as possible. We will be reaching out everywhere we can to try to publicize this to bring him back. Thank you in advance for your help and support." 
Brenda Meling May 29, 2014 at 06:29 PM
There is no valid justification for taking a puppy that belongs to a rescue...ever.
Barbara Tahir May 29, 2014 at 07:32 PM
I am with Mari. While taking the puppy was wrong, since it belonged to the rescue organization, the ultimate goal of placing the puppy in a good home may have been met. The fees that are charged for adoption and dog ownership in general have kept me from adopting a dog. It is prohibitive for a number of families to charge from $500.00 on up for adoption.
Carol Chugg Rivers May 30, 2014 at 10:47 AM
If you cannot afford the adoption fee , can you really afford the pet? It's not just the cost of the the pet, you MUST factor in the cost of care and maintenance. It's not like having children on public assistance, if you do not have the means, you shouldn't do either.
Mrs. Brown May 30, 2014 at 01:49 PM
Agreed, Carol. If one cannot afford the initial adoption fee, they are absolutely not in a financial position to be a pet owner. What happens if that pet becomes ill? Veterinarian services are not inexpensive. And that's not to mention routine care and preventative care. I hope he is found safe and sound.


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