To see a dog being stolen from a shelter is not something you see every day, yet it happened to Hedge-Hog. The stolen Alaskan husky returned on the very next day, but the whole event still gave the staff at the SA Human Society quite a scare.
Hedge-Hog was likely stolen because he had a $50 adoption fee and wasn’t completely free. A lot of dogs and other pets are still given some sort of a minimal fee in shelters for a couple of different reasons.
- First, to help the shelter function, as shelters have a ton of veterinary expenses.
- Secondly, to ensure that whoever comes to adopt the dog really wants it and will be more likely to take good care of it.
In this case, the Alaskan husky was returned to the San Antonio Humane Society on Sunday morning by the same couple that was accused of stealing him on the previous day.
Felicia Nino, the spokesperson for the SA Humane Society, said that the couple was caught on camera walking off with Hedge-Hog. The SA Humane Society tweeted photos of the couple on Sunday, hoping that someone would call with information on the two kidnappers.
Nino also said that Hedge-Hog had been up for adoption for just one day when the couple walked in the shelter. They asked for the Alaskan husky, and while they were being shown the dog, they just took off with him, behind the staff’s backs.
“All of us were so nervous and didn’t really know what to expect with him being stolen yesterday, so to have him come back within less than 24 hours, we are so thankful and feel very blessed to have him back,” Nino said.
For just $50 you can adopt this stolen-and-returned handsome fellow.
Fortunately, Hedge-Hog seems to be healthy and free of any injuries or problems, so he’s being put back for adoption on this Monday. His adoption fee is still $50, so if you are looking for a gorgeous, healthy and good-natured Alaskan husky with a fun backstory, you can check Hedge-Hog out.
If you are interested in more information on the adoption or foster process can visit the SA Humane Society’s Facebook page.