Stolen West Michigan puppies reunited with owner

A picture of the puppies before they were stolen and after they were returned to their Sturgis home. (Facebook/Paula Carpenter)

STURGIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD)—The search for puppies stolen from a St. Joseph County home is over, thanks to social media.

Three American Bulldog puppies that were stolen from a Sturgis Township home in September.
Three American Bulldog puppies that were stolen from a Sturgis Township home in September.

Police said someone broke into a home on Balk Road near Fawn River Road in Sturgis Township in late September and took three American Bulldog puppies. The thieves also stole money, jewelry and Playstation gaming consoles.

News of the crime spread across Facebook, along with photos of the six-month-old puppies. Missing Puppies 4 101615

A friend of the dogs’ owners told 24 Hour News 8 that someone from Howe, Indiana recognized the animals as the three abandoned puppies her sister-in-law found. She said  by that time, two of the puppies had been adopted and one remained at the Lagrange Animal Shelter.

All three of the dogs were reunited with their owners last weekend, according to a post on a Facebook page for lost and found pets.

The rest of the stolen property has yet to be recovered.

Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to call the Michigan State Police Marshall post at (269) 558-0500.

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