One stolen puppy found, the other still missing

One of two puppies stolen from their owner at Dotson Family Marsh was found safe in Point Richmond. (Photo: East Regional Park District Police Department)

One of two herding puppies stolen from their owner near the Dotson Family Marsh area of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park was found, authorities reported earlier this week, but the other remains missing.

The black and white Border Collies, about 5-8 weeks old, were stolen on July 8 between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., according to the East Regional Park District Police Department. The puppies are working dogs the herder relies on for his livelihood, police said.

One of the puppies has since been located, after an alert citizen saw an unknown woman walking a border collie puppy near her business in Richmond, police said. After the reporting party asked the woman about the puppy, the woman abandoned the pooch and fled the area, police said. The puppy has been reunited with its owner.

Officers searched the area but could not find the woman or the other puppy.

“We are still actively searching for the second puppy and any potential suspects,” police said.

Anybody with information is asked to contact the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department at 510-881-1833 (non-emergency), or our Tip line at 510-690-6521. #120

Contra Costa Animal Services shared a video of the reunion between the found puppy and its owner.