Police Officer Purchases Unicorn Toy for Stray Dog Who Kept Breaking Into Store to Steal It

A stray dog named Sisu repeatedly broke into a North Carolina Dollar General Store to steal a purple unicorn plush on five separate occasions.Officer Samantha Lane arrived at the Kenansville store after staff called animal control.Officer Lane stated that the Lab mix was seen running into the store every time a customer exited.Sisu went to get the same plush purple unicorn toy every time he came in.

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Officer Lane bought the unicorn for Sisu with his own money and gave it to him before bringing him to the Duplin County Animal Shelter.Sisu was overjoyed to not only be saved, but also to have his favorite toy with him.Mary Shannon Johnstone captured a few photos of Sisu, who was smiling from ear to ear while snuggling his favorite unicorn.”The only thing we can think of is that he came from a home where he had a similar stuffed animal or kids in the home did,” Joe Newburn, a shelter supervisor, told People.

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Sisu not only got the toy he desired, but he also got a forever home!Sisu was put on stray hold, but when no one claimed him, he was adopted.Many people inquired about adopting him, and the shelter chose the perfect home for him.

What’s the best part?Dollar General will send “a few extra purple unicorns for the adoptive family,” as well as a thank you gift to animal control officer Lane and a pet food donation to Duplin County Animal Services!

H/T to People & Duplin County Animal Services.