West Hollywood Cultural Affairs Administrator Andrew Campbell confirmed to LAist that the story on WeHo News is true: One of their pink pooches got pinched!
“It disappeared sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning,” Campbell said of the missing artwork, which weighs 200 lbs. “We’re assuming it was stolen. Our hope is that someone just decided to pull some kind of prank and might be returning it shortly.”
The statue was one of six just installed along a median on Santa Monica Boulevard before the Pride Parade on Sunday: Three dogs are red and three are pink. “It did happen that night,” Campbell says of speculation that someone was seized with a post-pride penchant for their own pink pet.
“I was watching over them on Sunday. People were having a great time taking pictures with them,” Campbell said. He was surprised that someone was able to make off with the heavy object, especially since it’s surrounded by traffic on both sides. The statue was stolen from Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega and Olive, right by Barnery’s Beanery.