Search for missing puppy continues; stolen vehicle recovered

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say they’ve found a car that was stolen on the city’s east side Thursday, but they’re still looking for a puppy that was inside at the time.

Authorities found the vehicle in the 600 block of Segoe Road, but it was unoccupied at the time. The puppy, a 10-week-old brown and white Boston Terrier named Malloy, wasn’t inside either.

“This puppy just left its birth mom and was just brought into a home and was just getting used to its home, and then had this event happen,” Madison Police Department public information officer Stephanie Fryer said.

Police said the victim was working for a food delivery service when two unknown individuals got into his car and drove away while the dog was still inside.

“The victim kept saying ‘I was only in there for a minute,’ so you can just tell he feels terrible about what happened,” Fryer said.

“This shows these people, these car thieves do take advantage of any opportunity they can get,” Fryer said. “This is just an important reminder, you know, lock your car at all times, take the keys from the vehicle because anything terrible can happen, anything terrible in a short amount of time.”

According to Fryer, investigators believe multiple suspects were involved. They are still working to identify who may have been involved by piecing together more witness accounts and security footage from the mall.

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Department officials are asking anyone who has information about Malloy’s location to call the Madison Police Department’s non-emergency number at 608-255-2345.

If you see a lone puppy that might be Malloy, you are asked not to chase, call or whistle to it because that might scare the dog and cause it to run somewhere dangerous.