Volunteers for a Napa nonprofit group say a dog disappeared Saturday while at a weekly pet adoption fair outside the Jefferson Street Petco.
The canine, a 9-year-old male Pomeranian named Bubbles, went missing during an event staged by Whiskers, Tails & Ferals, according to Linda Blake, a volunteer with the adoption group.
Blake said members suspect the animal, which another volunteer adopted out of a shelter about three months ago, was stolen toward the end of the adoption event, which Whiskers, Tails & Ferals holds every Saturday outside the pet-supply store at 3284 Jefferson St.
“Bubbles does not run; he stays with the people he wants to be with,” she said Wednesday. “We were all there with him; how someone could take him, I don’t know.”
The missing dog may be in danger because he has a collapsing trachea and requires medication to prevent it from closing and triggering suffocation, according to Blake. Bubbles was wearing a blue step-in harness with an orange-brown argyle pattern when last seen, she said.
About 40 dogs and cats were taken to the adoption event, where about a dozen people usually are present at one time, Blake said.
Napa Police Capt. Jeff Troendly confirmed the department received a report of the missing dog from Whiskers volunteers on Monday, but had no information on whether the pet was abducted or vanished.
Anyone with information on the dog’s whereabouts is asked to call Whiskers, Tails & Ferals at 258-2287.