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UPDATE: Stolen dog found deceased

UPDATE:  It is with deep regret that I report that Petey, the Chihuahua believed to be taken from a dog grooming and boarding service in Pinehurst, has been found deceased.  He was located earlier in the day by Pinehurst Street workers on Strickland Drive after being struck by a vehicle.  He was located within 100 yards of the business where he was last seen.  The burglary remains under investigation and anyone with information about the crime are urged to contact the Pinehurst Police Department at 409-886-2221.
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PRESS RELEASE — The Pinehurst Police Department is seeking your help in solving a burglary at The Bark Park grooming and boarding facility located at 1712 Strickland Drive in Pinehurst.  During the hours of 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8/17/2016 and 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, 8/18/2016 an unknown person or persons entered the business through the back door and removed a 7 year old black and white male Chihuahua named “Petey” who was being boarded at that location.
Anyone with information as to who may have entered the business and removed this beloved pet are urged to contact the Pinehurst Police Department at 409-886-2221.  If you locate a male Chihuahua matching Petey’s description please contact The Bark Park at 409-886-7000.  At this time we do not have a photograph of Petey but will try to obtain one.  We would love to reunite Petey with his family.