Penticton and South Okanagan
Aggressive dog stolen from lock-up
Aug 16, 2013 / 1:51 pm
The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is advising all residents to take extra precaution with their pets and small children following the unlawful removal of a seized dog from a locked facility in Osoyoos sometime Thursday afternoon.
The dog, described as a male American Pit Bull Terrier, disappeared from a locked animal control facility sometime between 3 and 5:30 p.m.
"Our concern right now is public safety. Our fear being the dog could attack another animal or a human," said Andrew Stuckey, spokesman for the RDOS.
The facility is within a fenced and locked compound. Signs of forced entry were apparent.
The dog was involved in an earlier incident at the facility that resulted in the death of another dog being held at the facility.
The regional district has notified local RCMP of the dog's removal. Bylaw authorities in adjacent jurisdictions have also been notified.
Stuckey said the RDOS does have information that the dog may be en route to, or already in, the city of Kamloops or Kamloops area, but they are not 100 per cent sure at this time.
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