ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A 14-year-old has been charged after a beloved family pet was stolen by some juveniles and has been missing for nine days.
Agape's owner, Stephen Brimberry, called police when the dog went missing May 6.
Brimberry said police found out that middle school children stole Agape from 9th Avenue in Albany.
Albany police said Agape wandered into an alley when he was taken.
According, to APD, the teen was charged with felony theft of lost or mislaid property because the dog was valued at $2,500.
They believe the dog ended up on Gillespie Avenue, roughly three miles away from where he was taken and was released there.
Brimberry is concerned about Agape's well-being and is offering a $1,000 reward for his safe return.
"He comes to the name Agape, which means 'love'. He likes pine-cones. He just needs to come home to his pack. And, I am part of his pack. And, I think if you have him, you will do the right thing and let him come home to us," said Brimberry.
If you see him, contact the Albany Humane Society, Animal Control, or the police.
You can also call Stephen Brimberry at 229-352-1974.