The Humane Society of the Black Hills is trying to get its dog back after someone took it from the shelter Wednesday.
Bryce Lange, Operations Coordinator for the shelter, says someone came to see a 1 1/2 year old Pit Bull mix, signed the dog out and went to the yard to play. That's when a volunteer noticed the dog being loaded up into a truck, without it being adopted. Lange says the dog, named Atticus, is a very happy-go-lucky dog and quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite, and they want to see the dog returned so it can be properly adopted into a loving home.
"He came in as a stray a few months ago and really became a part of our family here," Lange said. "Of course we want him out of the shelter, but we want him in a safe home that will really care for him the way he deserves to be. Actions like this really make us doubt he is in the best situation."
Lange says the police were called, and are investigating who may have stolen the dog.
According to Lange this is the second time a dog was taken from the shelter. The first time, someone walked out the front doors with a Chihuahua, that dog was recovered.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Atticus is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 605-394-2151.