Hold your furry ones close: Baltimore area crimes against pets are on the rise over the past 24 hours. Fortunately, both tales have happy endings.
In the overnight hours, police rescued a puppy on Interstate 83 in Baltimore. BPD was alerted by a 911 caller, and officers were quickly dispatched. They made the rescue, and delivered the pup to BARCS. In an act that was deemed animal cruelty, someone left the puppy on the side of the interstate.
Last night Central District Officers rescued a pup abandoned on I-83! (1/2) #animalrescue pic.twitter.com/vH5lhJ9ZIR
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) January 29, 2015
Meanwhile, a cat was stolen from an Owings Mills Petco location on Tuesday. According to the Feline Rescue Association, Yin Yang was potentially stolen by up to three people from a locked cage. Surveillance photos were quickly released, which caught the eye of an anonymous tipster. According to Petco staff, Yin Yang was returned to the store on Thursday, reportedly unharmed.