Police in St. Paul are seeking for assistance in locating two canines who went missing during a break-in at a boarding facility.
At 6:25 a.m. on Thursday, officers were summoned to a building on University Avenue close to Prior Avenue and informed that St. Paws Dog Daycare, Boarding & Grooming had been broken into overnight. Eight of the 14 canines who were being boarded remained in their kennels. Three were gone, three were running about the establishment and were caught.
According to Sgt. David McCabe, a police spokesperson, it was unclear if the canines were taken during the burglary or whether they escaped during the theft. He claimed that St. Paws’ rear door had been found to be unlocked.
Owner Tom Dunn said it’s a wonder how anyone got in because the doors automatically lock and the last worker to depart on Wednesday made sure the firm was shut up.
Dunn said that “they didn’t take anything.” They reportedly only came to release the dogs. He said that someone or several persons left gates and a door pushed open, allowing the dogs to escape.
On Thursday, one of the dogs was discovered nearby. Cooper, a tiny pinscher, and Gunny, a white German Shepherd, were still missing, and St. Paul Animal Control, police, and staff members of St. Paws were still searching for them.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the canines is urged to contact Animal Control at 651-266-1100.
While of Thursday afternoon, no one was in custody as police looked into the break-in. People with information are asked to call the burglary unit at 651-266-5574.