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Recovered Pit Bull Finds Home With FBI Agent

Stolen and returned last week, 4-year-old Sugar now has a permanent home.

The chances of Sugar, the from the last week, being taken again are now much more unlikely, especially under the care of her new owner, an FBI agent.

Bloomingdale Regional Animal Shelter Society President Ellen Ribitzki announced Sugar's new home Monday and joked in an email, "Sugar will be living with an FBI agent, not a 'witness protection program,' but we are still positive she won't go missing again. This was a great weekend for us."

"There has been a real outpouring of support at a time when we need it most," Ribitzki added.

Shelter volunteers frantically searched for Sugar after she was missing from her cage on Tuesday, telling police they saw a gray car drive away around the same time as her disappearance and were confident the dog was stolen. On Wednesday, police arrested the man who allegedly took Sugar from the shelter and brought her to his West Milford home.

Sugar is a unique dog, with a deformed lower jaw and missing tail (shelter volunteers said she would get so excited when people came to visit her, she wagged her tail so much in between bars of her cage to the point where it became irritated and needed to be clipped).

The dog had been at the shelter for about a year before being adopted over the weekend.

AtrueBassSupporter January 09, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I wish Sugar the absolute best. I'm so thrilled she is now in a furever home. If the person who has her can read this, please know we thank you. Please hold her tight, feed her well and keep her til the end. She'll show you what unconditional love is all about :) Happy New Year Sugar, it was a rough start but it'll be the best year ever!
Cheryl Chirichello January 09, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Thank you so much BASS for taking care of Sugar, She was our mother n laws dog and in the shelter for the past year, We visit once in a while, the shelter has done such a great job with her taking care of her, teaching her, training her and loving her, they are the best "Bloomfield Animal Shelter No Kill and loves theri animals" What a happy ending for such a wonderful spirit dog! Way to go Sugar you deserve it! And have to say, thank you to the man that dog napped her, I know you did it out of love and things didn't go well but you helped her find a forever home believe it or not, the change of events helped her get publicity and noticed and her friends at the shelter, hopes in the future you adopt a another dog the right way and find a forever freind like her....Thank you everyone that helped find her!
AtrueBassSupporter January 09, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I think Sugar opened the hearts and minds of so many, she is our hero!! Honestly, the very 1st pitbull I ever came close enough to even touch. She surely opened my eyes to a whole new world! Amazing how just one lil pup touched so many different lives!!
mary s January 09, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Cheryl: Why would you relinquish your MIL's dog to a shelter ? I
paul bastante January 10, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Bloomingdale Animal Shelter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfjd1-kSZZk
paul bastante January 10, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Cool For Cats!

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