School Pet Returns After Being Stolen

IMG_20140609_094929ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – A school pet is back home after being stolen from a Rogue River preschool and inspiring a city-wide search.

Amos the bunny, a school pet at Great Beginnings Preschool, was found by a homeless man this morning in a trash bin outside the Rogue River Library. Amos was alive and well, and the man who found him has since been awarded $50 by the preschool as a thank-you.

The head of the school, Rhonda Schock, says the kids are relieved to have Amos back, and she holds no grudges against whoever did it.

“We hear that there’s a bounty on the head of the person that took him, we don’t want to pursue that,” said Schock. “We’re just glad that we have Amos back and we’re glad he got returned to us.”

The preschool actually received another rabbit over the weekend as a gift when word got out Amos had been stolen. Another member of the community is donating a custom-made cage, complete with steel padlocks, to make sure the bunnies never get stolen again.