Warwick woman pleads for help in finding stolen rescue dog

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) – A stranger called police to return a rescue dog they picked up in Warwick, but the frantic owner told ABC6 News the dog is still gone, and the stranger can’t be reached. 

Sue Caddeus’ beloved German Shepherd Peyton took off down the street after hearing loud noises from trees being cut down next door on Nov. 5, and according to Caddeus a driver grabbed Peyton near her home on Diamond Hill Road.   

Caddeus, a special ed teacher and mother of four, told ABC6 News her daughter’s bus driver saw the stranger pick up Peyton. 

“A lady in a tan car with dark hair,” Caddeus said. 

Caddeus said that same afternoon Warwick police then alerted Caddeus a woman called, telling them she’d bring the dog to the police station after running a couple errands, but never showed up. 

“She’s gone. I can’t find her,” Caddeus said. 

Investigators can’t find the woman, either, and as of Wednesday couldn’t trace the call. 

“They tried twice, asked the ASD division to do it, and it came in anonymous,” Caddeus said. 

Caddeus is now putting up signs, posting on social media, and driving all over trying to see if the woman dropped off her elderly dog, who relies on a special diet. 

“I’ve driven to Connecticut, I’ve gone to every shelter, I have animal rescue helping me,” Caddeus said. 

Warwick police tell ABC6 News investigators are actively looking into this case.  

If you have information on the whereabouts of the dog, call the owner at 401-332-2022

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