Penticton and South Okanagan
Nov 4, 2013 / 2:07 pm
2 p.m. update:
Jack the missing pug has been found.
Craig Johnson, a friend of the dog's owner, who works for Kobau Plumbing and Gas Fitting, spotted the brown Ford truck the dog was taken in, while driving around Osoyoos' neighbourhoods around noon.
He said it was near to where the dog was taken. When he knocked on the door of the residence, a girl answered. When he showed her the poster of the missing pug, she said a friend picked up the dog and brought him home.
She then returned Jack to Johnson, who took him to the home of Scott Nichol, the owner.
Johnson said he felt way happy he had found Jack.
"He's a good dog, and he's Scott's best friend," he said.
Nichol said he felt great and he couldn't wait to get home and see Jack.
As for the people who took him, he said he kind of wants to go talk to them and ask them what they were doing.
"It seems funny, they just picked him up," he said.
11 a.m. Nov. 4 story: Osoyoos resident Scott Nichol is missing what he describes as a member of his family today.
Nichol said his male black pug, named Jack, was stolen from outside the Country Squire, the psycho/social rehabilitation centre he owns in Osoyoos.
"We are beside ourselves," said Nichol. "I've had him for six or seven years. He's a great little guy, a friend to anyone with food."
Nichol said the theft took place around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, when Jack walked out with two Country Squire residents.
He got a thorn in his foot and was limping, and as they were trying to pull it out, a middle-aged man pulled over in a newer brown Ford truck, with chrome bumpers
"I believe he asked if everything was OK. The resident said I don't know whose dog this is." he said. "So the man in the truck picked up the dog, put him in the cab and drove north on 87th Street."
The dog hasn't been seen since.
After talking to the residents and a neighbour, who saw the man put the dog in the truck, Nichol reported the theft to the Osoyoos RCMP.
On Monday, the RCMP confirmed they received the report of the stolen dog and that the town of Osoyoos bylaw department is also aware of it.
People can call the Osoyoos RCMP at (250) 495-7236, if they see Jack, who is black with a little white patch on his chest.
"I am putting the word out as much as possible," said Nichol. "We will do whatever it takes to get him back."
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