One of two herding dog puppies stolen from their owner earlier this month was found safe, the East Bay Regional Park District announced Tuesday.
Between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on July 8, two black and white Border Collie puppies were stolen from their owner near the Dotson Family Marsh area of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, according to the park district.
The puppies, between five and eight weeks old, are working dogs the herder relies on for his livelihood.
One puppy was found after a citizen asked a woman about the dog she was walking near her business in Richmond. The woman abandoned the dog and fled, park district officials said.
Officers searched the area for the woman and the other puppy, but could not find either.
Park district police are seeking the public's assistance in reuniting the second puppy with its owner. Anybody with information about the investigation is asked to contact them at (510) 881-1833.