5th kidnapped DC puppy reunited with mother

D.C.’s Humane Rescue Alliance said Friday that a fifth missing puppy has been reunited with his mother.

Oli was reunited with his mother, Godiva, and siblings on Thursday, the shelter said.

Godiva was found pregnant and malnourished in July, and gave birth to seven puppies last month. The whole family was moved to a foster home, but on Aug. 30, Godiva was found tied to a pole and abandoned, and the puppies were missing.

The puppies were only three and a half weeks old – far too young to be removed from their mother.

As with the fourth puppy, Apollo, who was returned earlier this week, Oli was brought in by a family who got him without knowing where he’d come from. They’ll get him back when he’s strong enough, the shelter said. The other three puppies are Aries, Glitter and Link.

The shelter is offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to location or safe return of the last two puppies; you can call them at 202-723-5730.

Cuteness alert!

Here’s a picture of the missing puppies, plus Oli, when they were newborns:

CLICK TO EXPAND: Photos of the three puppies taken when they were newborns. (Courtesy Humane Rescue Alliance)

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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