Have you seen Pisa? Rescue group seeks help finding dog stolen from NC adoption event.

A Holly Springs dog rescue organization is offering a $500 reward for the recovery of a puppy it says was stolen from an event on Saturday.

The puppy’s name is Pisa, and she is a nine-week-old boxer mix.

Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation says that a man stole Pisa from an adoption event at a Petco in Holly Springs. Pawfect Match held a “meet and greet” there on Saturday afternoon with available dogs.

Pisa was stolen at about 2 p.m., Christy Street, a Pawfect Match volunteer, said in a video posted to the rescue group’s Facebook page.

In a text message on Sunday morning, Street said that Pisa had still not been located. In the video, she described Pisa’s abductor as a man in his late teens or early 20s.

“She’s just a little puppy, and he stole her from Petco,” said Street, who is Pawfect Match’s foster home and volunteer coordinator. “He apparently picked her up and ran.”

In addition to the $500 reward, Pawfect says a donor is offering $500, for a total reward of $1,000.

Pawfect Match is asking anyone with information about Pisa to call the Holly Springs Police Department at 919-552-7110.

Street also said people with information can contact her at 919-601-1269.

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Andrew Carter spent 10 years covering major college athletics, six of them covering the University of North Carolina for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer. Now he’s a member of The N&O’s and Observer’s statewide enterprise and investigative reporting team. He attended N.C. State and grew up in Raleigh dreaming of becoming a journalist.