Authorities say five puppies belonging to a Virginia family who fled Hurricane Irene have been stolen.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say five puppies belonging to a Virginia family who fled Hurricane Irene have been stolen.
Athens-Clarke County police said the family and their five pit bull puppies arrived in Athens around 2 a.m. Saturday to stay with Georgia relatives as the hurricane lashed Virginia and other states.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/qI80qc) that the puppies were in their relatives' fenced-in backyard, and everyone fell asleep around 5 a.m. Saturday.
Authorities say that when they awoke around 9 a.m., the puppies were gone.
Police said no one found any holes in the fence.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com
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