Sisu, a stray dog, felt having a fuzzy purple unicorn as company would make life on the streets a little bit easier.
Even if he had to steal it, Sisu was determined to get the stuffed animal.
Sisu attempted to steal the unicorn toy last week by breaking into a Dollar General five times in North Carolina. But each time he attempted to take it, a store clerk would see him, remove the item, and put it back on the shelf. When it became clear that Sisu would persist, the Dollar General employee requested assistance from Duplin County Animal Services.
Joe Newburn, the director of Duplin County Animal Services, told , “We got a report from our communications center that [Sisu] was at a Dollar General coming in and grabbing a unicorn, and he’d done this five times.” Finally, they had to lock the door to prevent him from entering. She bought it when my officer arrived and learned how much he wanted the unicorn.
Samantha Lane, an animal control officer, felt it was only proper to purchase the toy. She simply purchased the unicorn because that is what she does, according to Newburn. “She does that for every animal she encounters.”
Nobody knows why Sisu is so obsessed with the unicorn, but they think he may associate it with his former home. And now that the 1-year-old dog finally has the toy of his dreams, he’s not letting it go.
“He’s always with that thing,” Newburn said. “The only time he doesn’t mess with it is when it gets dirty. But once you wash it and clean it up, it’s back to being his buddy again.”
Sisu and his unicorn are traveling to Lab Rescue of North Carolina, where they will receive assistance for Sisu’s aggressiveness issues with other male dogs. He will then move to his forever home after receiving the all-clear.
He’s a great dog, added Newburn. He is highly smart and enjoys playing. He sits, remains, and extends his hand. He is quite polite.
And whomever is fortunate enough to adopt Sisu will receive the value of two closest friends.