Jacki, the 11-week-old Jack Russell puppy stolen along with her owner’s pickup truck over the weekend, has been found and will be reunited with her owner Monday night.
Jackie was in a dog crate inside behind the driver seat of a gray 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck that were stolen between 3 and 4:15 a.m. Saturday from the parking lot of the Value Place Hotel at 14700 W. 112th St., near College Boulevard and Interstate 35.
Police said a person, who wants to remain anonymous, found a puppy inside a dog crate in Edgerton Saturday morning and the puppy was taken to Oak Brook Animal Hospital in Gardner to be examined. A woman then adopted the puppy from the animal hospital, police said.
The woman saw a post on Facebook about Jacki and realized that her puppy was likely the one stolen from Lenexa. Police said they would reunite Jacki with her owner Monday night.
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Police said while Jacki has been found, the pickup is still missing. It had a Missouri license plate, 2MW 508.
Police said they were still investigating the theft of the vehicle and they asked anyone with information about the theft or the location of the truck to call the Lenexa Police Department at 913-474-7301.