YUKON (KDKA) – Four 8-week-old puppies are safe again thanks to the work of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.

According to the Pet Adoption League, the puppies were stolen during a burglary at their Yukon, Westmoreland County facility.

State police reviewed surveillance footage of the burglary, spotting a man and a woman on the tape.

“The videotape showed two unknown suspects sneaking up along the stockade fence,” said animal shelter worker, Sarah Jo Smith.

Once they got in the run, there was one more exterior door they had to get through, and then lift a gate to get to the puppies.

“It looks like they have a backpack on and put a puppy in the backpack,” Smith said. “They came back at 1:15 a.m. and took the rest of the puppies.”

According to the shelter’s Facebook page, Trooper Adam Mylant was able to find the puppies and return them to the Pet Adoption League. He suspected they may have been taken by a former shelter employee.

(Photo Courtesy: Pet Adoption League/Facebook)

(Photo Courtesy: Pet Adoption League/Facebook)

“The dog’s were found in Jeannette at a residence and the excuse was that he found them,” Smith said.

But Smith says no charges are being filed.

“There are no charges being pressed. The police say there isn’t concrete evidence,” she added.

But thanks to Trooper Mylant the pups are sleepy, but safe.

“They’re get their vetting done and they’ll be off their better, happy life,” Smith said.

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