NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four of the seven dogs that were stolen from the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter were returned safely Tuesday night.

Three pit bulls and a beagle were back in the safety of the shelter, bringing a sense of relief to workers.

“This is the best news, the fact that nobody touched them or hurt them,” Shelter Pet Alliance Vice President Allison Roesser said.

WCBS 880 Reporter Catherine Cioffi said the four dogs were found unharmed in an abandoned apartment in Yonkers. Roesser credits tips that were left on the shelter’s tipline for their safe return.

LINK: Mount Vernon Animal Shelter’s Facebook Page

However, shelter workers and police are still looking for the other three dogs still missing since December 29.

WCBS 880 Reporter Catherine Cioffi gets details on the found dogs.

“We have three out there, we want them to come home safely. The reward money is at least $2,000 so let’s spread the word and bring them home,” Roesser said.

“It’s relieving to know that the first four were unharmed.  So it makes us hopeful that the other three are still okay,” Roesser told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

Roesser said those who called in the tips will be getting part of the reward money.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Mount Vernon Police Department at (914) 665-2500, Mount Vernon Animal Shelter at (914) 665-2444 or volunteers at 914-841-1001.

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