Puppy Stolen From South Loop Adoption Center

WBBM Newsradio Staff
October 31, 2019 - 3:48 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The Anti-Cruelty Society says one of its puppies was stolen Wednesday from a pet adoption center in the South Loop.

It was about 3:20 in the afternoon at a PetSmart in the 1100 block of South Canal, where the Anti-Cruelty Society has a satellite adoption center.

Anti-Cruelty Spokeswoman Colette Bradley says three boys walked in and were told they were too young to be in the store without an adult.

"There was a confrontation and at some point, the puppy was placed in a backpack and the teenagers walked out of the store with the puppy in the backpack," she said. "We have been looking endlessly, tirelessly, for this puppy since."

Bradley says it's a two-month-old female -- an Australian shepherd/hound mix -- named Smarties. And Smarties is microchipped.

Police say two of the boys are teenagers and the third may be as young as 11.

Anyone with information is asked to call 312-644-8338; press 0.

Stolen puppy, Smarties (Anti-Cruelty Society)