BEAVERTOWN -- State police are looking for a 9-week-old golden retriever in Snyder County. The owner of the pup says somebody went through a lot of trouble to steal her dog, and she wants to make sure her neighbors are on alert.
There's no doubt about it, Pam loves animals.
"This is Buddy. He's the neighborhood friend, I think."
The 63 year old showed Newswatch 16 around her back yard in Beavertown.
"I was just getting started getting fixed up trying to get it made nice for her," said Pam.
About a week ago, Pam brought home a new puppy. Hailey, a 9-week old golden retriever, looked similar to photos the family has of a light tan dog named Chloe. The two puppies are from the same litter.
Early Tuesday morning, Pam came outside to feed Hailey.
"She wasn't in the cage. That's when I found a hole in the fence," said Pam.
State police believe sometime Monday night, a dognapper cut a hole through the fence and took the dog.
"What they probably weren't aware of is at the time they dropped a knife and left it for state police," said Pam.
Pam is hopeful, but she is also coming to terms with the fact that her pup Hailey may not be returned. The main reason she decided to talk with us is because she wants to get the word out to her neighbors.
"I think it should be well known out in this little community that if there is somebody going around, I want everyone to protect their dogs," said Debbie Gray.
Debbie Gray has a dog of her own. She says she'll be on the lookout.
"I haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary, but hopefully somebody returns it," said Gray.
"It shouldn't have happened. To begin with, people have no right to come onto someone's property and take whatever they have," said Pam.
Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Selinsgrove at 570-374-8145.