Penticton and South Okanagan
Dog theft still under investigation
Aug 20, 2013 / 3:30 pm
Osoyoos RCMP is still investigating the theft of a dog from a locked facility in the town last Thursday afternoon.
Staff Sgt. Kurt Lozinski said they are working with local town bylaw officers to try and locate the dog, which has not been found yet.
The owner of the dog, who lives in the area, is also a person of interest, he said.
"This is a two fold investigation. We have to look into the break and enter at the compound in an industrial area to acquire the dog, and we are looking for the location of the dog," he said. "We have no idea of its whereabouts. If the owner does have it, it is probably in a different area than where he resides."
The Regional District Okanagan Similkameen sent out an advisory late last week that the animal, a male American Pit Bull Terrier, disappeared from the locked animal control facility.
Signs of forced entry were apparent at the compound. The animal had also been involved in an earlier incident at the facility that resulted in the death of another dog being held there.
Lozinski said if the owner does have information on the dog, it would be in his best interest to come in to speak to the RCMP and get the situation resolved.
He stressed that people need to be responsible for their dogs and also the public needs to be aware this dog is still at large.
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