Video: Puppy stolen from Humane Society of Tampa Bay, returned safely

Posted at 9:20 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 12:22:42-04

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay reported late Wednesday someone stole a puppy right out of their shelter and early Thursday morning, the puppy had been dropped off at the shelter safely.



No word if someone has been arrested in this case. The good news, "Iris" is now safe at the Humane Society, ready for her forever home. 

The Humane Society has raised a $500 reward to $1,000 for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

In a surveillance video, you can see what the humane society describes as an orange-haired Hispanic person walk over to a kennel and take out a puppy. Soon after, the suspect stuffs the young dog, named Iris, into a handbag and leaves the building.