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A Colorado police department helped a local dog owner retrieve his beloved pet from a dog sitter who refused to return the animal. Luckily, the authorities were able to convince the keeper to drop the animal off at the Humane Society.
The Fort Collins Police Department posted on social media that a local woman named Patricia needed help getting her pit terrier named Scholar back. She would have needed someone to watch her dog while she moved to a new home that would allow pets.
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The post read: “Patricia needed someone to watch her dog, Scholar, for a brief period. An acquaintance was dogsitting while she was in accommodation that would allow pets. Her acquaintance could not watch the dog for more than a few days, so he recommended a guy named Jesse (later identified as Jesse Beckwith).”
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“Patricia accepted and Jesse hosted Scholar,” the post added. “He first shared updates with Patricia but then stopped communicating with her. When she tried to get Scholar back, Jesse refused to give her the dog and won’t return her calls.”
The Facebook post asking for the public’s help in locating Beckwith seemed to do the trick, as he filed Scholar with the Humane Society.
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“We are pleased to share that Scholar was turned over to the Humane Society this afternoon,” the police department wrote. “His very grateful owner has been notified and will pick him up. Thank you so much to everyone who spread the word! We are grateful for the incredible care and compassion our community shows people and their furry family members.”
It is not known if charges will be filed.