WATCH: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue issues alert after dog nearly taken without permission

A still image of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue surveillance video. Officials at the Asheville-based animal rescue are warning dog owners to keep a close watch on their four-legged friends after someone tried to take a dog without permission last weekend. (Photo credit: Brother Wolf Animal Shelter)

Officials at an Asheville animal shelter are warning dog owners to keep a close watch on their four-legged friends after they say someone tried to take a dog without permission last weekend.

In a Facebook post, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue said two people, and possibly a third, visited the facility several times before trying to take the dog. BWAR officials said the people appeared to be most interested in pit bull-type dogs.

Surveillance video shows one of the incidents. Footage shows two individuals as they take a dog out of its crate. One of the individuals carries the dog through the shelter lobby and to the front door before being stopped.

"We will be alerting local animal shelters and hope you will ensure your dogs are secure when they're outside," BWAR said in the Facebook post.

This story will be updated.

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