CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — One of two dogs that were stolen from a southeast Missouri shelter earlier this month has been found.

KFVS-TV reports ( ) the 7-month-old American Staffordshire terrier was picked up as a stray and brought back to the Humane Society shelter in Cape Girardeau.

The female puppy had been spayed two days before she was taken in early August. Shelter staff said Tuesday she was being treated for an infection at the site of the surgery.

Still missing is a 7-year-old male pit bull terrier named Hazard. Shelter officials were concerned about the dogs in part because their breeds are used in dogfighting.

The disappearances were discovered the morning of Aug. 2. Humane Society staff said someone had cut a chain to an outdoor fence to get to the dogs.


Information from: KFVS-TV,