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Delivery driver stole cat from home, later abandoned it

The cat is still missing.
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Police in Carver County are looking for help finding a cat that was stolen from its home by a delivery driver.

The cat was stolen almost three months ago now, on Oct. 10 from a house on the 2600 block of County Road 127 in Watertown Township.

The owner of the cat said a delivery driver who came to her home "appeared to take an interest" in the cat, a 12-year-old male cat called Dot.

She looked for her cat after the driver had left and was unable to find him.

The driver has since been identified as Byron Vieau, 23, who has been charged with misdemeanor theft and animal abandonment.

That's because he confessed to taking the cat, but then releasing it somewhere outside Watertown after having a change in heart.

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The Carver County Sheriff's Office has now issued an appeal to find Dot, whose whereabouts are still unknown.

He is a black and white, long-haired cat, who weighed 14 pounds at the time he was taken. He also has a microchip identifier in his shoulder.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Carver County Sheriff's Office at 952-361-1212.

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