November 30, 2022

Perry County deputies ask for public’s help in search for stolen hunting dog

Therese Apel

Do you know these people? Call the Perry County Sheriff's Department.

On November 19, a hunting dog was stolen off Highway 29 south of New Augusta in Perry County during a hunt, police said.

The dog was later taken to the Pine Belt Animal Shelter and an attempt was made to turn the it in as an abandoned animal. The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the help of the community to identify two people in connection with the theft of the dog.

According to a post on PCSD’s Facebook page, the dog did have a tracking collar with owner’s information on it. When they brought the dog to the shelter, the workers at the shelter said that they were going to contact the owner, and the couple grabbed the dog back up and left the shelter with the dog.

The collar was located on another date but we are still looking for the subjects involved and the dog.

If anyone has information concerning these two individuals, please get in touch with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office at 601-964-8461. If you want to remain anonymous, contact the Perry County Crimestoppers at 601-964-STOP (7867).

Also, you can use the P3 Tips website to report to Crime Stoppers. You could receive a reward of up to $1,000.

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