Polk County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
At 1:30 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday, January 22, 2022) a Winter Haven family will be reunited with their bulldog-mix puppy that disappeared from their yard earlier this month, at Polk County Animal Control located at 7115 de Castro Road in Winter Haven (just off the Polk Parkway Winter Lake Road exit).
When the family began looking for their puppy, they posted details on various missing pets Facebook pages. They feared it had been stolen.
An anonymous person dropped the puppy off at the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, Nebraska, several days after the puppy went missing. The person told workers there that they found the pup in Winter Haven, Florida.
The Humane Society in Nebraska began searching online and located the Winter Haven family. The family confirmed that the pup – Rosie – was theirs.
Polk County Animal Control used donated funds to facilitate transporting the pup here.
Sheriff Grady Judd and Animal Control staff will reunite Rosie with her family at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon.