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2 dogs found safe after St. Paul kennel burglary

St. Paul Police say a German Shepherd named Gunny was found and returned home, while Cooper, a miniature Pinscher, was still missing until Saturday.
Credit: St. Paul Police
Missing miniature Pinscher Cooper

ST PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul police have found two missing dogs after a break-in at a pet daycare, boarding and grooming business in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood.

Two dogs were initially reported missing on Thursday, July 14, but Friday morning St. Paul police confirmed that a white German Shepheard named Gunny was found and returned to his family. In a tweet, police explained that "concerned citizens" near Bde Maka Ska Park in Minneapolis corralled Gunny and contacted his owner based on the information on his tag.

Cooper, a miniature Pinscher, was still missing, until Saturday morning when Saint Paul police announced Cooper was found. According to officials, Cooper was spotted by his family on Canadian Pacific Railway property off University Avenue and Transfer Road. Railway workers helped police get into the property so that Cooper's family could recover him.

Credit: St. Paul Police
Missing miniature Pinscher Cooper

The overnight burglary at St. Paws on the 1900 block of University Avenue West was initially reported Thursday. Police said 14 dogs were being boarded at the time, and when officers arrived that morning eight dogs were still kenneled, three dogs were running around the property and three were missing.

One of the missing dogs was picked up by St. Paul Animal Control around 1 p.m., but at the time Gunny and Cooper were both still missing.

Police have not made any arrests or identified any suspects.

Anyone with information or tips on the burglary can contact St. Paul Police at 651-266-5574.

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