Minnesota non-profit animal rescue van stolen with 5 puppies in it

A van with five pitbull puppies in it was stolen in Maplewood, Minn. at 5 a.m. this morning. The van belongs to RPAW, a non-profit, no-kill volunteer animal rescue organization service serving the Twin Cities.

"I started the group in 2004 and nothing like this has ever happened," Liz Gigler, RPAW Director said. "Those pups need special care they are only 5 weeks old."

The puppies were in the van getting ready to be transported to their foster home.

"We need to find them ASAP before god knows what happens to them," Kelly Faris, volunteer at RPAW said. "Please be on the lookout for the van and anyone selling teeny tiny pitty pups. Please, please, please help us locate these babies!"

The van is a silver dodge caravan with RPAW logos on both the rear windows. It has a Minnesota license plate: 075 GZY.

"I could care less that my wallet was in there, or that $200 or so in donations was taken, the puppies' safety is all that matters," Gigler said.

Email info@rpaw.org if you have any information. If you see the van, please call police.

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