Humane Society mutt stolen after doggy fashion show

Lee, a longtime resident at the Houston Humane Society, was stolen out of the organization's van after a doggy fashion show on Wednesday night.

April 7, 2011 3:35:33 PM PDT
The Houston Humane Society is searching for a dog that was nabbed during the organization's doggy fashion show Wednesday night.

Organization officials say the pup, named Lee, likely was stolen out of their mobile adoption van while it was parked in the 2500 block of Dunlavy.

Lee was one of 10 canines featured in various outfits during a doggy fashion show. After the show, he and other dogs were boarded into the van for transport back to the shelter. But when they arrived at the Houston Humane Society, volunteers and staff noticed he had been taken.

"Lee was rescued from a horrible puppy mill situation just over a year ago," said Monica Schmidt, of the Houston Humane Society. "Our hope is that whoever took him will do the right thing and return him safely to us."

Because of the sad start Lee had in a puppy mill, he is timid and easily frightened. He has been neutered, tattooed and microchipped.

The Houston Humane Society is asking that if anyone sees Lee, please call 713-433-6421 or their Animal Cruelty Line at 713-341-3396.