- A stray dog entered a store five times to get the same purple unicorn plush toy
- Finally, an animal control officer had the heart to buy it for him
- It was thought that the pup may have owned a similar toy in the past so he keeps on coming back for it
One stray pup is so in love with a purple unicorn plush toy that he keeps on entering a store five times to get it.
Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. The last time he went in, workers of the North Carolina Dollar General store locked the doors and called Duplin County Animal Services. The officer, Samantha Lane, who came to respond to the call was so moved by the pooch’s passion to own the purple unicorn so she bought the $10 toy for the pup. The dog then happily joined her at the Duplin County Animal Services shelter.
At the shelter, the lab mix was named Sisu after the dragon cartoon character in Disney’s new film, Raya and the Last Dragon.
The shelter then shared details about him on their FB page and said, “This is what happens when you br
eak into the Dollar General consistently to st eal the purple unicorn that you laid claim to but then get animal control called to lock you up for your B & E and larceny but the officer purchases your item for you and brings it in with you.”
The post was coupled with a photo of Sisu laying his head on his beloved purple toy. Since the first day he had it, he would curl up on it at night.
Sisu was described to be friendly with other dogs, very vocal and obedient to people. He was found to be a year old and can do basic tricks like sit, lay and heel.
Why would he have such an attraction to this stuffed object instead of grabbing and tearing apart a dog food pouch at the store?
Joe Newburn, the supervisor at the Duplin County Animal Services thinks that he probably has one of those in his previous home that’s why he keeps sneaking for it at the store.
A lot of potential adopters have called the shelter to show their interest in Sisu and his unicorn toy. And on March 27, the shelter posted an update that they have found his new fur parent, barely 6 days from the time he came into the facility. Yahoo!