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Thief runs off with dog at restaurant

Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:48 PM
Last updated 11:57 PM
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A woman says her 7-week-old Yorkshire Terrier was stolen at an Augusta restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Jennifer Hadden, of Boneville, said she agreed to meet Shatina Powell, of Hephzibah, around 3:15 p.m. at a Waffle House to sell the puppy, an Richmond County sheriff’s report said.

While Hadden was in the parking lot, an unknown woman left the restaurant, complimented the puppy and asked whether she could hold it. When Hadden handed the dog over, the woman ran toward Marks Church Commons Apart­ments, the report said.

Powell, who was seen entering the restaurant after the woman left, told authorities that she didn’t know the thief.

The suspect was described as a black woman around 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a black tank top and blue jeans.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/21/13 - 04:00 am
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Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint

I strangely find a similarity to this incident and a Michael Moore documentary title "Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint." A lady was advertising rabbits for sale for either pets or meat. You don't think this could be....nah...it's just me.

Jason Hasty
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Jason Hasty 07/21/13 - 05:15 am
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I am with you Riverman. And I am very suspicious about the refe

How about the reference to "Boneville"?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 07/21/13 - 06:24 am
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Poor dog

She could turn around & sell the dog....maybe next time ask to hold their drivers lic before you hand over the goods.

redapples
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redapples 07/21/13 - 07:44 am
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Augusta is definitely a stop

Augusta is definitely a stop on the crazy train.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/21/13 - 08:27 am
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"the peanuts are complimentary" in this restaurant. LOL LOL
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"the peanuts are complimentary" in this restaurant. LOL LOL

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/21/13 - 08:28 am
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The Boneville, Hephzibah, Augusta Mall Connection. No French.
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The Boneville, Hephzibah, Augusta Mall Connection. No French.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 07/21/13 - 11:04 am
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God
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have mercy on the person who EVER tried to steal one of my dogs. You'd read their obituary the next morning.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/21/13 - 11:14 am
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Me, Personally

I'd drive by the "buyers" house in a month or two.
To see if the theft shows up or the dog.

creolechick
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creolechick 07/21/13 - 12:08 pm
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Breeders need to be stopped anyway

Breeders are just adding to overpopulation problems. The last time I looked there were 2 Yorkies at the Richmond co pound. I can't stand breeders anyway. They need to find another way to make money.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/21/13 - 01:08 pm
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creole

I'm with you on that. As a conservative leaning libertarian, I believe less is better when it comes to government meddling in personal affairs; but there needs to be something to positively influence responsibility, and deter the irresponsible who have pets. Maybe if communities started requiring pet licenses, with them being heavily discounted or free to those with documented spayed/neutered animals? I don't know the answer, but with millions of animals being euthanized, and the added costs to taxpayers to support larger and larger animal control departments, there must be a solution.

thauch12
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thauch12 07/21/13 - 07:58 pm
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Well that's a DOGGONE shame

Well that's a DOGGONE shame haha...

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corgimom 07/21/13 - 08:39 pm
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"Maybe if communities started

"Maybe if communities started requiring pet licenses, with them being heavily discounted or free to those with documented spayed/neutered animals? "

They already do. Responsible people license their animals, irresponsible ones don't. It doesn't stop the irresponsible ones.

And, of course, the one in my avitar is spayed and licensed.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 07/22/13 - 06:37 am
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Simple Liberal solution

Set all animals free, no one should own a animal, because they have rights too. - Sounds like Funny Farm talk doesn't it? But some really believe it.

In my case, I own a pets, or they own me at times, but we care for each other.

Regarding more laws, fees and taxes.
We have enough Animal control laws and Animal "Care" related TAXES, on the books , and if enforced, would likely cover all situations.

We don't need more "helpful" intervention or another costly fee to be added to ownership. Just enforcement of what we have now.

Regarding pound puppies.
We purchased (PC aka Rescued ) a 1 year old Shepard years ago.
$1,500+ dollars later in vet bills, yard, house and fence damages we understood why the Shepard was in the pound.

Likely, the previous owner must have bought it and dump it in the back yard with some food and water. Never trained it, never cared for it and never loved it. Grew tired of it an dumped it. But, we learned a lesson, Older dogs are a major $$$ risk if adopted from the pound.

If the STATE really wanted to see every pound puppy and animal adopted then it would run a $10 adoption campaign with Micro-chipping included. It would be cheaper than killing and disposing of the animals.

We had our dog is micro-chipped, is yours?

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