One of two dogs that was taken without authority earlier this month from the Lawrence Humane Society has been sprung again.
A Lawrence police report indicates the brindle-and-white female pit bull, valued at $150, was stolen from the animal shelter between 4:40 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.
The female pit bull and a dark blond male pit bull also were removed from the shelter, 1805 E. 19th, without authority on Sept. 6 by a man who claimed to be their owner. They were at the shelter at that time after having been picked up Sept. 3 in a city park.
The latest police report indicates that shelter employees saw a man talking to another man through a fence outside the shelter building. They later noticed the dog was missing.
The police report did not indicate if either of the men suspected in the latest theft were involved in the Sept. 6 incident. The report also did not indicate how the dog was removed from the fenced-in area.
Lawrence Police Sgt. David Hubbel said city animal control records show that both the dogs were picked up Sept. 14 by animal control officers after they had been reported running loose. The female was picked up in the 2500 block of West Sixth and the male in the 1600 block of West 28th.
Both dogs became the property of the humane society on Sept. 19 after they were not reclaimed by their owners.
Hubbel said he did not have information on the status of the male dog. Renee Harris, shelter manager, was unavailable for comment.