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.