• Homestead officer adopts dog stolen from shelter


    PITTSBURGH - A puppy stolen from the Animal Rescue League was returned on Friday.

    Police said the dog was dropped off at Homestead police by an unknown person.

    Police later arrested Nicole Beausanio, 26, and Kayla Pint, 25, for allegedly taking the dog.

    The shelter captured the two women stealing the puppy on camera on Tuesday, police said.

    “The female from the video looked familiar to me,” said Officer James Ilgenfritz of Homestead police.

    When the officer caught up with the women, they told him where to find the puppy, police said.


    Channel 11 was there as the puppy was returned to the shelter.

    “We’re happy that we got the puppy back,” said Executive Director Dan Rossi.

    Rossi said the shelter would have been more than willing to work with the women had they said they couldn’t afford the $300 adoption fee.

    “This certainly wasn't the right way to do it, and it’s obvious the end result shows that,” said Rossi.

    One of the officers who helped return the stolen dog has adopted the pup.  The puppy has three littermates also available for adoption.


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