04/12/2017 02:37 EDT | Updated 04/13/2017 05:06 EDT

Sick Red Deer Kitten Stolen From Petland Store, RCMP Searching For Suspect

The kitty needs medication.

UPDATE - April 13, 2017: Red Deer RCMP confirm the kitten has been returned to the pet store, and while sick, is being treated by a veterinarian and is expected to make a full recovery.

RED DEER, Alta. — Mounties are looking for a man they believe stole a kitten from a pet store in central Alberta.

Police say the orange, black and white kitten was taken from a Petland outlet in Red Deer on Friday afternoon.

Store employees are concerned for the kitten's well-being because it needs medication for a health condition.

The Mounties have released a photo of the man believed to have taken the cat.

They are asking for anyone with information about the bearded man to contact them or call Crime Stoppers.

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