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Spokane man says dog, 11 puppies taken from yard

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A Spokane man is desperately searching for the thieves who made off with an entire litter of puppies. The man says the 3-week-old pups were in his yard when someone snatched them.

Around 5 o'clock Tuesday night, Steven Larsen had just gotten home from work  and immediately knew something was wrong. Not only was his dog Marley missing, but so were her 11 newborn puppies.

Larsen kept the puppies in his backyard in east Spokane. They slept on blankets with a heat lamp above them. But on Tuesday when Larsen checked on them, they were gone. Knowing they couldn't have all gotten out on their own, he immediately searched the neighborhood and reported the theft to police. So far, though, there's still no sign of his beloved Marley or her brand new puppies.

Worried about their safety, he says he doesn't know if his family will see them again.

If you have any information or may know where the puppies could be, you're asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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