UPDATE 2-14-19: It’s a happy Valentine’s Day for Trixie. San Antonio Animal Care Services reports she was found! The agency’s Facebook post says:
TRIXIE HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS HOME SAFE!
A Good Samaritan found Trixie tied up at a local gas station two days ago, took her to the veterinarian who found out who she was...the reunion took place this morning and now Trixie's HOME! The investigation is still ongoing so keep those tips coming if you have them.
Just found out it's National Pet Theft Awareness Day...WOW, we can't think of a better Valentine's Day gift. ♥️ Glad you're back home sweet girl...maybe no more adventures for a while😍
Original article 2-13-19:
San Antonio Animal Care Services (ACS) just released pictures and a description of a man they say appears to have stolen a dog from its shelter.
The agency’s Facebook post calls it a theft and is desperately looking for clues on where Trixie, a female Staffordshire Terrier, is now.
ACS says last Thursday, February 7th, the dog was apparently stolen from the ACS kennels by the man in this picture.
The agency said in its post:
“He is described as a clean shaven Hispanic male in his thirties with shaved hair and a slim build. The suspect has full length tattoos on both calves.
Security video captured the man heading directly to the dog's kennel before leading her to his car--a white newer model BMW with paper plates. The suspect, who witnesses say is a heavy smoker, was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, Adidas brand track jacket, khaki cargo shorts and a blue t-shirt.”
ACS says Trixie’s owners were coming to the shelter to pick her up and now they are begging for help finding her so she can be reunited with her family. She is microchipped.
Many are asking why it took ACS a week to release pictures and a public alert about this stolen dog.
If you have information about this missing dog and live in San Antonio you can call 311, or else contact the San Antonio Police Department.