Stolen Australian Shepard puppy returned to family in Georgetown

(Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office said a 3-month-old Australian Shepard puppy named Max was stolen from a home on E State Highway 29 in Georgetown around March 21. 

The family of the puppy says Max was stolen right out of their home's driveway. Williamson County featured Max's story as the Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. 

After the family passed out hundreds of flyers, made numerous posts on social media, and sent several emails to vet clinics in the area, Max has been located and returned home.

(Shana Gattis)

The family says Max was brought back home late Friday night, April 1. 

The family says the pet was picked up and taken by someone in a passing dark-colored, small SUV. Similar to a 1997-2006 Honda CRV, 2000-2008 Mazda Tribune or a 2001-2007 Ford Escape, according to the sheriff's office.

(Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

If you have any information related to this incident or can help identify or locate this suspect please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-253-7867, or online at or with our mobile app P3Tips. 

If your tip leads to an arrest you may qualify for a CASH reward. All tips remain completely confidential. 

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