Stray dog who repeatedly tried to steal purple unicorn toy gets new home
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A stray dog that repeatedly tried to steal a purple unicorn toy from a Dollar General store has been rewarded for his efforts with a new home.

The business in Kenansville, North Carolina, called animal control earlier this month over the dog, named Sisu, due to his multiple attempts to get hold of the toy.

“He went straight for the unicorn, the same one every time,” Joe Newburn, a supervisor at Duplin County Animal Services, told People magazine. 

“It was so strange, one of the strangest calls I’ve ever dealt with.”

A post on Duplin County Animal Services’ Facebook page said that an officer bought the toy for the dog to take with him to a shelter after being impressed by his dedication:

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Newburn added:

“It’s so sweet. It’s amazing. I mean, he’s obviously super smart, and even when we got him to the animal shelter, he’s been very obedient. He sits, shakes. Someone should be looking for him.

“I don’t know of any other reason why he would focus on the unicorn other than he had one at home. If the store had called and said he tore open dog food, that would make more sense but not hunting for a purple unicorn.”

The shelter added that Sisu, who is named after a character in the Disney film Raya and the Last Dragon, was quickly adopted after the post went viral on social media this week.

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