VOORHEES — Police are looking for a 12-week-old puppy recovering from surgery that a shelter reported as stolen on Saturday.

Phoenix was taken from the Voorhees Animal Orphanage on Saturday afternoon and was still missing as of Sunday morning, according to Voorhees police Capt. Carmen Del Palazzo. The puppy still had stitches on her abdomen from being spayed, according to Del Palazzo.

Phoenix on Friday at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage (Voorhees Animal Orphanage )

A woman with blonde hair driving a small white sedan took Phoenix, spokeswoman Jennifer Bailey said.

"The person that took the puppy walked around the front of the building to the outdoor kennel runs. The puppy had been inside her kennel, and the door had just been opened to allow her access to her outdoor run for a potty break. The person unclipped the guillotine gate and took the puppy," Bailey said.

She said because of the construction security cameras have not yet been installed.

Del Palazzo asked anyone with information about this incident to call Voorhees police at 856-428-5400.

The puppy's kennel is to the left; the car believed to have been used to take Phoenix away was parked where the van is (Vooheees Animal Orphanage)

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