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FORSYTH, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — Two teenage runaways stole two puppies from a pet shelter in Forsyth on Thursday.

Monroe County sheriff’s deputies say the suspects were two 15-year-old women. Authorities determined the teens were runaways from Polk County, Florida.

According to a press release, the suspects were photographed breaking into Save a Pet on Maynard Church Road. They stole two puppies along with other items from animal rescue.

Rescue members say the teens came to the shelter earlier Thursday interested in adopting.

“They weren’t local,” manager Scottie Davis said. “They didn’t live here in Georgia.”

Davis says the teenagers looked like they wanted to adopt. Therefore, the rescuers discussed the requirements.

“We typically do home inspections for all of our adoptions,” Davis said. “So we told them it wouldn’t just come and choose a dog and pick it up that day. Then they left.

Workers discovered the puppies were missing on Friday. Surveillance footage showed the teens returned to the building after hours.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies said the teens visited the Monroe County Animal Shelter earlier in the day. Authorities located the two teams on Sunday with the help of a Facebook post from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office regarding the missing puppies and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Both teens are facing 2nd degree burglary charges. They are currently in the care of their parents.

The puppies were returned to the facility safe and sound.

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