Hamilton: Rescue group in search of puppies stolen during burglary

HAMILTON, Texas (KWTX) A rescue group is searching for puppies born just weeks ago after they were stolen during a burglary in Hamilton.

For Helpers 4 Shelters, a rescue based out of New York, there is a growing concern about the safety of the 6 weeks old puppies.

“We’re hoping someone has seen them and we can get them back to their foster’s home,” said Karen Strickland.

Hamilton police confirm they are investigating a burglary and theft of the puppies at the home on E. Hill Street last week.

The puppies’ mother, a rescue dog found in Hamilton, was able to hide for safety.

“We don’t know where they’re at, we don’t what happens. We haven’t found them yet, so I don’t know what else we’re going to do at this point,” said Strickland.

Helpers 4 Shelters find dogs across the country through social media. The dogs are fed, microchip and then placed in a forever home.

The puppies were at a foster home in Hamilton waiting on a new home.

“We’re not sure of their breed. We do know mom is a Papillon Chihuahua mix which means probably going to be under the 10 pound mark, maybe 10-12 pounds full grown.”

For now, still a lot of worrying.

“Unfortunately I’m really worried about the dog fighting rings, over-breeding them and getting them in the wrong hands.”

Anyone with information on where these puppies could be is asked to contact the Hamilton Police Department.