Stolen animals returned to shelter

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A dozen stolen cats and dogs animals have been returned to an animal shelter after an intense police search.

Fifteen animals were stolen from the Harrison County Animal Shelter last week during a break-in. Police say the suspects stole the animals because they had the misconception the cats and dogs were going to be euthanized. In addition to taking the animals the alleged crooks also took more than 50 bags of animal food.

A few days ago police were tipped off that the animals had been taken to the Fayette County Animal Control. That tip proved to be true, and twelve animals were recovered early Thursday morning. Authorities believe some of the others may have been sold on the internet.

Police have not yet arrested the three suspects involved in the thefts, but Cynthiana Police Chief Ray Johnson says arrests can be expected soon.

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