PETA offers reward to help find dog 'mistaken' for coyote

There's a new reward in the search for a Shiba Inu named Copper that was mistakenly released into the woods in Frankfort after the animal shelter mistook the dog for a coyote.

A Frankfort police officer took Copper to the Frankfort Humane Society July 3 after she wandered away from her backyard. Copper's owner, Lori Goodlett, tells 27 NEWSFIRST she was later told by a representative at the human society they would get in trouble if they kept a wild animal. Police released the dog into open fields behind the abandoned Home Depot store on Vandalay Drive in Frankfort; she hasn't been seen since.

PETA is offering up to $1,000 for information that leads Copper back to Goodlett. "Copper needs to be home with the people who know and love her," says PETA Director Martin Mersereau. "We hope that someone will find Copper so that she can be reunited with her family."

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Trudi Johnson at 502-330-0884.

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