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Stray Dog Gets Beloved Purple Toy Bought For Him After He Stole It From A Store Five Times

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Stray Dog Gets Beloved Purple Toy Bought For Him After He Stole It From A Store Five Times

In some paw-sitive news amid all the doom and gloom going down in the world right now, an animal control officer has gifted a stray dog a purple unicorn toy after the cheeky pup, named Sisu, stole the item not once, but five times from a local dollar store.

Apparently, the thieving lab-cross continually entered the Dollar General in Kenansville, North Carolina, to steal the same stuffed purple unicorn.

It happened so many times that the store called Duplin County Animal Control for help.

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Lucky for the mischievous one-year-old, Samantha Lane, the officer who went to pick him up, saw the funny side of the naughty boy's antics and ended up buying the $10 toy for Sisu instead.

Joe Newburn of Duplin County Animal Services told People magazine: "He went straight for the unicorn, the same one every time. It was so strange, one of the strangest calls I've ever dealt with."

The adorable dog has since been transferred to an animal shelter and he has been inseparable from his purple unicorn ever since.

"It's so sweet. It's amazing," Newburn continued.

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Credit: Mary Shannon Johnstone
Credit: Mary Shannon Johnstone
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Credit: Mary Shannon Johnstone
Credit: Mary Shannon Johnstone
Credit: Mary Shannon Johnstone

"I mean, he's obviously super smart, and even when we got him to the animal shelter, he's been very obedient. He sits, shakes. Someone should be looking for him.

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"I don't know of any other reason why he would focus on the unicorn other than he had one at home. If the store had called and said he tore open dog food, that would make more sense but not hunting for a purple unicorn."

Duplin County Animal Services have since posted a series of snaps of the adorable puppy cuddling his beloved unicorn.

"This is what happens when you break into the dollar general consistently to steal the purple unicorn that you laid claim to but then get animal control called to lock you up for your B & E and larceny but the officer purchases your item for you and brings it in with you," the Facebook post read.

It looks like some of the other pups are soon to be in for a treat, with Dollar General spokesperson Crystal Luce telling People that Dollar General plans to send a 'few extra purple unicorns for the adoptive family,' a thank you gift to the animal control officer Lane, and a pet food donation to Duplin County Animal Services.

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"We are glad to see Sisu is happy with his new toy!" Luce added.

Since the post went viral, they have since revealed that Sisu is now in the process of being adopted into his fur-ever home.

Featured Image Credit: Mary Shannon Johnstone

Topics: News, Animals, Dogs

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