A Pensacola man admitted to taking a dog named Peppa who happens to be a Pit Bull from the Pensacola Humane Society so that it wouldn’t be euthanized. Police then told Jeffery Springman, that the Humane Society of Pensacola was a no-kill facility and the dogs there unless gravely ill or terribly injured are not in danger of being Euthanized.He also claims that the only reason why he took Peppa home is because the dog followed him after he cut the chain link fence where Peppa had been kept. When staff arrived at the Humane Society on Monday they found the hole in the fence, some dogs were in the kennel and others were just hanging out in the front of the facility.
The staff are all overjoyed that Peppa is back because they were worried she was taken in order to train her to fight. But it seems that Peppa spent some time at Springman’s home and then went on an adventure and wound up letting herself into someone else’s home and jumped up on the couch for some tv time.
When Peppa jumped onto Erin Servies couch she just thought it was a neighbor’s dog and that it would go back home in time for dinner. When the dog didn’t leave even after she put her outside and closed the door she called the neighbor but it wasn’t their dog. Servies then started looking online to see if anyone reported a missing dog. That’s when she found out it was the dog missing from the Humane Society. Peppa who by this time had taken on the name Thompson spent the night with Servies because the facility was already closed and then was returned to the staff at the Humane Society first thing Wednesday morning.
Springman is charged with burglary, petty theft and criminal mischief. He was in Escambia County Jail on Wednesday under $12,500 bond for trying to set the dogs free and stealing Peppa.