Vernon County Crime Stoppers and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, both in Viroqua, are asking the public’s help in finding a small Shih Tzu-Pekingese cross reported stolen from the De Soto area in late February.
According to a March 12 press release, the black and white dog was reported stolen between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the area of Hwy. 35 and Gantenbein Road. It has a white stripe down its back and belly, and the tip of its tail is white.
A suspicious vehicle was seen in the area at the time.
The dog’s 82-year-old owner is offering a reward for its safe return. Call 608-637-8477 or 1-800-657-6868 or visit vernoncrimestoppers.com or facebook.com/vernoncrimestoppers to help.
In addition to the reward from the dog’s owner, tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000. They will remain anonymous.