A lot of dog owners know how our dogs get attached to a toy that they absolutely love, nothing else makes them care more than that special toy.
But dogs who live alone on the streets don’t have the luxury of having toys, when a dog that was living on the streets made a stuffed unicorn his favourite toy he knew he had to find a way to make that toy his, what happened after changed his whole life.
Duplin County Animal Control received a call last week from a Dollar General store in Kenansville, North Carolina, that informed them about an unusual shoplifter.
A stray dog kept sneaking into the store and he always took the stuffed purple unicorn toy.
The pooch was so in love with this toy that he would do anything to get it, reportedly he came in the store 5 times to steal it before animal services were contacted.
“He went straight for the unicorn, the same one every time,” Joe Newburn, supervisor at Duplin County Animal Services, told People.
“It was so strange, one of the strangest calls I’ve ever dealt with.
The officer that arrived at the scene, Samantha Lane was kind with a heart of gold, when she saw how much that stuffed toy meant to the dog she paid 10$ from her own money and bought it for the dog.
They took the canine to animal services and tried to find out if he had owners.
Other officers weren’t surprised by the act of kindness that woman did, after buying the toy the dog was enjoying it having his favourite thing now his.
“This is something she’s always done,” Newburn told WCTI 12. “This isn’t something new to her, it’s just a different dog, but yes, she’s always doing this stuff for the animals.”
The dog was named Sisu after a character from the Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon that has a unicorn horn and purple mane.
Sisu was put up for adoption, Duplin County Animal Services shared the toy story and that made the case go viral.
“Sassy with other dogs and will not tolerate any back talk,” Sisu’s adoption post reads. “Very obedient with people. Knows to sit, lay, heel and loves unicorns from dollar generals.”
The dog clings to his toy while waiting for someone to give him a forever home, officers at the animal service think that at some point Sisu had a home that’s why he insisted so much to have that toy.
“I don’t know of any other reason why he would focus on the unicorn other than he had one at home,” Newburn told People. “If the store had called and said he tore open dog food, that would make more sense but not hunting for a purple unicorn.”
What matters is that the sweet pooch now has been adopted and of course he took his beloved unicorn with him.
Dollar General store donated some other stuffed unicorns to the new family of Sisu and also donated pet food Duplin County Animal Services, and gave Officer Lane a “special thank you gift.”
“We are paws-itively thrilled that Sisu is enjoying his new toy!” Dollar General’s corporate office said in a statement to WCTI 12. “We are also grateful for Animal Control Officer Lane in helping to rescue him.”
We are so happy that this sweet canine got his dream toy and also his dream family.