Ipswich police pounce on stolen puppy

Officers have reunited a young rottweiler puppy with his rightful owner after he was taken from an Ipswich backyard and missing for more than a month.

Eleven-week old ‘Buddy’ (pictured) was reported stolen from his Redbank Plains property on March 3 after owners noticed the back fence damaged.

Following social media appeals from Buddy’s owners, enquiries from Springfield police officers and a tip-off from a member of the public, Buddy was located at a residence in Redbank Plains.

As Buddy had been micro-chipped, police were easily able to confirm the puppy’s identity with the assistance of a local vet.

Despite having some chewing gum stuck in his fur, Buddy’s health was given the all-clear and officers returned him to his very relieved owners on Friday, April 10 in time for Easter.

Investigations into the theft are ongoing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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