Rocky Pet Barn manager Melissa Ferris cuddles the orange sable Pomeranian puppy on its return safe and sound. The puppy was stolen on Sunday afternoon and returned on Tuesday evening to a police station.
Rocky Pet Barn manager Melissa Ferris cuddles the orange sable Pomeranian puppy on its return safe and sound. The puppy was stolen on Sunday afternoon and returned on Tuesday evening to a police station. Sharyn O'Neill

Happy ending for dognapped puppy

AN ORANGE sable Pomeranian puppy stolen from a Rockhampton pet shop is safe and sound after it was dropped off at a police station.

The puppy was taken from the Rocky Pet Barn on Sunday as shop workers were closing up for the day.

Manager Melissa Ferris was “ecstatic” when she received a phone call from an officer at the North Rockhampton police station on Tuesday evening that the puppy had been dropped outside the station in a vacuum cleaner box.

Assistant manager Melanie Tiegs said staff were “very, very happy” to see the puppy again.

“He was wagging his little tail so much we thought it would fall off,” she said.

“We just have to find him a home where he can be spoiled rotten.”

The puppy was uninjured.

Ms Ferris said the man who dropped off the puppy had covered his face but was not suspected to have been involved in the theft.

She said the shop will install cameras over the puppy area and an extra security gate.

A woman caught on CCTV footage entering the store on Sunday afternoon, along with a man and two young girls, remains the prime suspect for the theft.



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