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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cassidy the Puppy, Pilfered from SPCA, Is Recovered

Posted By on Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 6:03 PM

click to enlarge A happy ending for Cassidy - SPCA
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Cassidy, the giardia-infected puppy stolen last week from the San Francisco SPCA, has been recovered, confirms SPCA spokeswoman Tina Ahn.

Earlier today, a San Francisco police officer spotted a man walking a dog that looked like the pooch above not far from the SPCA in Potrero. The officer contacted the SPCA, which identified the dog as Cassidy the missing puppy. Charges will not be filed in this case.

While still infected with giardia -- which is communicable to humans and leads to massive quantities of diarrhea -- Ahn said the puppy was otherwise healthy.

When healthy, Cassidy will be available for adoption. We're guessing there'll be no shortage of takers.

While Cassidy is the first dog stolen from the SPCA in at least two years, several former employees and volunteers told SF Weekly that one or more kittens are stolen every year.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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