A rural Johnston County resident who dealt with the theft of a pet earlier this year is once again experiencing another loss.
Over-the-weekend someone stolen two 13 week-old Husky puppies from a home on Creek Bridge Road near Four Oaks.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there was evidence located at the scene indicating the male and female puppies were stolen and had not escaped on their own.
In January, a dog was stolen from the same address. That animal has never been found.
Detective Lt. Mike Carson said both incidents remain under investigation. It is unknown, he said, if the two crimes are connected.
Anyone who saw any suspicious activity on Creek Bridge Road between 7:00pm Saturday and 10:30pm Sunday is asked to contact the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 919-989-5000.
According to the American Kennel Club the most stolen dogs in the United States are:
1 – Yorkshire Terrier
2 – Pomeranian
3 – Maltese
4 – Boston Terrier
5 – French Bulldog
6 – Chihuahua
7 – Labradoodle
8 – American Pit Bull Terrier
9 – German Shepherd
10 – Labrador Retriever
The American Kennel Club says the two primary reasons our furry friends are stolen is for use in illegal dog fighting and to be resold as pets.