HOME / Pepper : The stolen dog that changed American science. Pepper In the summer of 1965, a female Dalmatian was stolen from a farm in Pennsylvania. Her story changed America. By Daniel Engber|Posted Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at 1:24 PM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Pepper articles. Follow the Health and Science section. Follow stories by Daniel Engber. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Rule No. 1 for Female Academics: Don’t Have a Baby How Can You Survive in an Air Bubble 100 Feet Underwater for Three Days? Wu-Tang’s GZA Teaches Kids Science With Least-Lame Classroom Rap Ever Daniel Engber (@danengber) is a columnist for Slate. Send him an email at email@example.com. Click here to load comments.