Seven dogs stolen from Mt Vernon Shelter in Mt Vernon, NY


Barked: Mon Jan 3, '11 5:51pm PST 
I am a dog trainer and volunteer at Mt Vernon Animal Shelter in Mt Vernon, NY.
The week before Christmas 7 dogs were stolen! 6 Pit Bulls and 1 Beagle. They were all so sweet! One of them was stolen on Tuesday night and was planned to get a home on Thursday.
We all hope and pray they are not being used for dog fighting or breeding, but that is most likely the case.
A $1,000 reward goes out to any information and to each dog returned.

Seven dogs were stolen from the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter just days before Christmas.
Now the volunteer group, Friends of the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter, is offering a $1,000 reward for their safe return.
“We’re all devastated. It’s been very, very traumatic,” pet rescue volunteer Susan Matos told Catherine Cioffi.
WCBS 880′s Catherine Cioffi finds out details from Mount Vernon animal shelter
Matos said that she is especially worried that the stolen dogs could be used for bait in a dog fighting ring.
“The dogs that are trained for fighting are trained by using dogs who don’t fight back,” she said.
Matos said two of the dogs were taken on December 21 at night and the others were stolen the next day.
“We don’t know what happened to them. These were not fighting dogs,” Matos said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mount Vernon Police Department at (914) 665-2500 or the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter at (914) 665-2444