Dog stolen from Fort Collins shelter found safe

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A dog reported stolen from Animal House Rescue & Grooming in Fort Collins was found Tuesday. “Titan,” a pit-bull mix, was back at shelter according to an email executive director Ali Eccleston sent FOX31 Denver.

“TITAN is back!!!,” the email exclaimed. “He was found running loose at the west end of Vine and Taft, a Comcast man reported seeing the kid trying to get rid of him this AM.” 

More information about the dog’s return was not available.

There was a lot of door-knocking in Fort Collins Monday as volunteers were handing out fliers looking for “Titan.” 

The dog was last seen Sunday when it was being walked by a man who said he was interested in the animal.

Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies were able to track down the man, but there was no sign of the dog. 

During its five-year existence, Animal House has placed about 2,400 dogs in “second-chance” homes. 

Titan was considered a favorite. 

When volunteers or guests ask to see or walk a dog, they are required to leave a driver’s license or keys.  In this case, the man in question left a cell phone number that didn’t work. 

A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said Monday a 20-year-old man was issued a “summons for theft.”  He is due in court in July. 

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