‘Heartbreaking’: Stolen Raytown dog found dead in Leavenworth, animal shelter says, By BY Bill Lukitsch (KC Star)
One of three dogs reported stolen from a Raytown animal shelter over Labor Day weekend was found dead in Leavenworth, the service organization said Wednesday. In a statement on Facebook, the animal shelter, Midwest Animal ResQ, provided the “heartbreaking” update, saying the American Bully had been found dead the night before. Shelter leaders said the case was an incredibly difficult one for its staff and all involved.
The three dogs were reported stolen before daybreak Saturday morning after Raytown police responded to a burglary alarm at the shelter to find the back door forced open. All were American Bullies, including one that recently underwent a surgical procedure and needed medical attention. Shelter leaders have pleaded with the public to help get the dogs back by assisting Raytown police. Meanwhile, the rescue shelter is still offering a $5,000 “no questions asked” reward for the safe return of the two surviving animals.
“These dogs are truly in danger, and someone must know their whereabouts,” the shelter said in the Facebook post. Anyone with information on the canines’ whereabouts is asked to the Raytown Police Department at 816-737-6020 or the shelter at 816-919-1364.
NEWSKANSAS CITY PUBLIC SAFETY 3 dogs stolen early Saturday morning from Midwest Animal ResQ, by KSHB 41
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Midwest Animal ResQ of Raytown is asking for the public’s help to recover three dogs that were stolen early Saturday morning.
Raytown police report officers were dispatched around 5:35 a.m. to the shelter at 10312 E. 63rd St.
The burglary of the dogs resulted in damage to a door, door jam and fence, which the shelter tells KSHB 41 News will be costly to repair.
More importantly, the shelter says it is worried about the safety of the dogs, all American Bullies.
The two gray dogs recently had surgery and the red dog requires medication for an infection.
Midwest Animal ResQ says the shelter’s security cameras captured the incident, telling KSHB 41 the theft was quick and may have lasted around two minutes with police arriving around 10 minutes after the crime occurred
Further, the shelter said there is reason to believe a white Hummer was involved.
All three dogs came to the shelter on Aug. 25. Since then, the shelter says one person tried to reclaim them but did not want to pay the associated animal control fees.
At this time, no persons are in custody.
Anyone with information is asked to call the shelter at 816-919-1364, TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 and/or Raytown police at 816-737-6020.