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Search continues for dog stolen from shelter in Dayville

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NECCOG Animal Services is asking for the public’s help finding a missing 3-year old Rottweiler/pit-bull mix. (WFSB) NECCOG Animal Services is asking for the public’s help finding a missing 3-year old Rottweiler/pit-bull mix. (WFSB)
Dayville, CT (WFSB) -

For the second in three months, someone has stolen a dog from an animal shelter in Dayville.

NECCOG Animal Services is asking for the public’s help finding a missing 3-year old Rottweiler/pit-bull mix.

Ruby Red takes medication daily for seizures. Medication she has now gone without for two days. Now, officials at the NECCOGG Animal Services shelter are worried about getting her back before it is too late for this animal.

“It would like somebody stealing your dog out of your house,” Dianne Collette, who is the shelter's director, said.     

 Ruby Red was staying at NECCOG Animal Services while waiting to be taken to her furever home. 

“The on call officer got a call for a loose dog on the property here, came in saw that one of our dogs was loose here was trying to capture it,” Collette said. “And during that process noticed that other was missing and the lock had been cut on the kennel."

Collette said Rudy was last seen in her kennel Saturday night. On Sunday morning, she was gone.

"There hasn't been any sightings of her, so we don't know where she is,” Collette said.  

Collette said they are desperate to get her back safe and sound. Collette said they are “concerned for her wellbeing in general and what's going on and what happened to her and is she OK.”  

Ruby Red’s disappearance is not the first time a dog was stolen from the shelter.

“Three months ago, we had a pit bull that was stolen from here we put it up on Facebook and right away people responded so we got him back right away,” Collette said.  

Collette said they are hoping for the same outcome this time as well.

“Just please return her we won't ask any questions,” Collette said. “We just want her back and get her back on her meds and find her a good home."

If you have any information on where ruby red is, you are asked to contact the shelter at 860-774-1253 or state police at 860-848-6500.

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