Two dogs missing from Missouri shelter


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri (AP) – A Cape Girardeau shelter is offering a $500 reward after the apparent theft of a pit bull and another dog from a shelter in southeast Missouri.

The Southeast Missourian reports that employees at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri discovered the dogs missing Saturday. One of the dogs is a 7-year-old male chocolate pit bull terrier, and the other is a 7-month-old female blue American Staffordshire terrier.

The shelter says their cage doors were opened with a chain cutter.

Shelter staff say they’re concerned about the dogs in part because their breeds are used in dogfighting. Police are investigating.

The organization is offering the $500 reward for the dogs’ safe return or information that leads to their return. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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