Update: Stolen Puppies Found; Sheriff Gould Says Arrests are Imminent

Update, 9:00 a.m. on October 10th: Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould tells Finger Lakes News Radio arrests are expected later today. All seven puppies were recovered safely, and returned to their owner unharmed by Wednesday evening.


Sheriff David Gould reports that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office has recovered all 7 stolen puppies and they have been returned to their owner, safe and healthy.

Sheriff’s Detectives began receiving numerous tips following the media coverage earlier this evening.  Calls were received from two individuals who were in possession of the puppies and wished to surrender them.  Sheriff’s Detectives met with these individuals at a residence in the City of Auburn and in turn contacted the owner who responded and took possession of her puppies.

At this time the investigation is continuing and there are numerous interviews to be conducted.  The roles of certain individuals involved at this point have yet to be determined. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Steve Smith at (315) 253-1610.  Anonymous tips may be left at cayugacrime.com. 


The Cayuga County sheriff's office have initiated a dogged search in an effort to crack what might be called The Pit Bull puppy caper.  Seven pure bred Pit Bull pups, just 8 weeks old, were stolen from a shed on Route 90 in the Town of Montezuma on Monday between the hours of 9:30AM and 1PM.  The pups are valued at $700 each, according to the owner, making the total value of the canine caper, just a howl under $5000. 




Contact Detective Steve Smith at 315-253-1610 if you know anything about this case or tips can be left online at cayugacrime.com.

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