5 puppies stolen from West Valley City home

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WEST VALLEY CITY - Someone stole five purebred German Shepherds from their home, and they're only 4 weeks old! These puppies are so young that they can't live without their mother.

They would have sold for $800 each, but now--wherever they are--they're probably struggling to stay alive. Sometime Tuesday night, 3 male and 2 female puppies were stolen.

Jessica Duffy, the breeder's daughter, said, "We have no clue who would've taken them."

Duffy's mom saw them last around 10:30 that night. When she woke up around 9 a.m., they were gone.

Duffy said, "She's just like 'The puppies are gone,' so we searched everywhere. We were driving around looking, calling everyone."

The Duffys say only close friends, family and a few neighbors knew about the puppies. The odd thing is that no one heard any barking the night they were taken. Leading the family to believe the suspect might be someone familiar with the dogs.

"Maybe, it must have been someone we knew," Jessica said. "I don't know, because she would've freaked out. She freaks out when any strangers are here."

The Duffy's were planning on selling them for 800 dollars each. They're purebred and registered with the American Kennel Club.

West Valley City police say they're keeping their eyes out for anyone selling puppies on the street or online. They say that's all they can do at this point.

E-mail: ngonzales@ksl.com


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