| Crime |

Can you help save a puppy named Ferris?

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Ferris is a dachshund. A cute dachshund, no doubt, not only because dachshunds are, by their nature, cute, but because the thought of a dachshund named Ferris is even cuter. And some people stole him. Bad people who folks at the Boulder Police Department want to catch and then punish. They want to catch and punish them so badly that they've released six different surveillance photos of them allegedly in the act of committing their dastardly deed. And if we, as a society, don't catch and punish the kind of people who would steal a cute dachshund named Ferris, what kind of a society would we be?

Below, find the BPD release about the day somebody took off with Ferris, as well as five other surveillance images

Police release surveillance photos from puppy theft

Boulder police are releasing surveillance photos taken on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, 2323 55th St. The photos show three suspects involved in the theft of a two-month-old standard Dachshund puppy valued at $250. Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify the suspects and locate the missing puppy.

The theft occurred between 6:50 p.m. and 7 p.m. just prior to the shelter's closing. According to employees, three suspects walked into the Humane Society. The suspects asked if they could look around. Staff members allowed this but also advised that because the adoption center closes 30 minutes prior to the shelter, they could view but would be unable to meet with any animals. As the shelter was closing, a staff member saw a green, four-door sedan "flying out of the parking lot" and realized that the puppy was gone.

The Humane Society has taken steps to keep the shelter safe and prevent animal theft, including the installation of a building-wide video surveillance system. The surveillance pictures show two men and a woman leaving the building through an unsecured doorway. The first suspect is described as a white male wearing a short-sleeved striped Polo-style shirt and dark pants. He had brown hair. The second suspect is a white male with brown hair wearing a red button-up shirt and tan cargo-style shorts. The third suspect is a white female with blondish hair, pulled back in a ponytail. She was wearing what appears to be a green short-sleeved T-shirt with white writing on the front and sports shorts.

The puppy's name is Ferris. He is chestnut brown, has floppy ears and was wearing a yellow collar at the time of the theft.

Anyone with information about these suspects or the whereabouts of the puppy is asked to contact Boulder police immediately at 303-441-3333. Those with information who wish to remain anonymous should contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers Web site at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.