New Jersey Police Release Adorable “Pug Mug” To Help Find Runaway Dog’s Family!

Photos from the Cape May Police Department, Facebook.

An adorable mug shot went viral this weekend after police in southern New Jersey found a suspicious suspect prowling through backyards in the Cape May neighborhood.

“This is what happens when you run away from home,” the Cape May Police Department posted on its Facebook page on Sunday. “This girl was captured sneaking through yards on the 1300 block on New Jersey Avenue. #pugmug 

“If you know her owner, please contact 609-884-9500,” continued the post that was later updated to announce that “the pug’s owner has been located and she has been released on bail.”

Patrolman Michael LeSage with Bean who reportedly paid her bail with cookies.

The posts generated more than 5,000 shares in less than 24 hours.

Bean, the pug, had reportedly escaped from her human family’s Cape May home without their knowledge.

According to, police responded to a call from a family who said the dog was in their yard.

After apprehending the runaway pug, the department cleverly turned to social media to help identify her.

Bean was eventually reunited with her owner after a neighbor alerted Hadley Hubbard, who identified herself on social media, about the situation.

“Thank you to CMPD from Bean the pug’s family for taking such good care of her,” she responded on the post. “She is sound asleep at home after an exciting afternoon on the run.”

Awesome job Cape May Police Department. We appreciate your humor, the adorable photos, and, most importantly, caring for Bean and letting her go with only a warning!

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