Police officer adopts dognapped pup who they helped rescue

Aug 14 2019, 8:37 am

In a serendipitous turn of events, Milo, the 10-month old lab pup who was reported stolen from the Toronto Humane Society has found himself a new home: the welcoming arms of one of the police officers who helped bring him back to the shelter.

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“We are absolutely thrilled to tell you that Mio found his forever home today,” reads a tweet from the Toronto Humane Society on Tuesday. “One of the police officers who helped bring Milo back, fell in love with his sweet and precious personality! We wish them both happiness and joy for their new life together.”

Milo, the tan-coloured, retriever/hound mix was allegedly stolen from the Toronto Humane Society last Friday, August 9.

Police said the suspect, Christopher Rich, walked right out the door with the pup after coming by the shelter on three separate incidents requesting he be given a dog for free.

Following pleads to the public to help identify the suspect by the Toronto Humane Society on Twitter, Rich was arrested on Sunday, August 11, and Milo was returned to the shelter.