Humane Society of Utah missing puppy found safe in Boise, Idaho

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Murray, UT (Dec. 3, 2018) — Cookie is found at Idaho Humane Society after a woman is arrested for DUI
A 2-month-old black and tan Cairn Terrier named Cookie went missing on Thursday, Nov. 29 between 4:30 to 5 p.m. from the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) Adoption Center located at 4242 S 300 W in Murray, Utah. A man and woman were pulled over for driving under the influence Friday, Nov. 30 by the Meridian City Police Department. Local animal control was called to take a dog that was with the couple. The dog was taken to the Idaho Humane Society in Boise, Idaho and scanned for a microchip, which was registered back to the Humane Society of Utah.
The woman, 43-year-old Jennifer Lyon, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of excessive and alcoholic beverage - consume or possess open container by the driver. Lyon did not match the description of the person that the Humane Society of Utah suspected may have taken Cookie.
“We were ecstatic when we heard the news that Cookie had been found safe,” said Deann Shepherd, HSU representative. “I spoke with a staff member at the Idaho Humane Society and got their story. We don’t know if the person who took Cookie from us either gave her away to avoid being caught or had planned to transport her for some reason, we’re just grateful to the Meridian police and animal control for finding her.”
HSU and the Idaho Humane Society are collaborating to transport Cookie back to HSU.
“I asked the staff at the Idaho Humane Society to send us a photo of Cookie,” said Shepherd. “They said that she is happy and healthy. We’re thankful to them for taking good care of her.”
The Humane Society of Utah has taken measures to increase security in response to this incident.