Stolen Vancouver dogs found in Agassiz

A theft that sparked a frantic search throughout the night in Vancouver ended happily in Agassiz on Wednesday.

A theft that sparked a frantic search throughout the night in Vancouver ended happily in Agassiz on Wednesday.

RCMP located a truck that had been stolen late Tuesday.

But more importantly, they found the dogs that were inside the vehicle when it was taken.

The truck belonged to Vancouver dog walking service. It was dropping off an animal in East Vancouver when it was stolen with four dogs still inside.

Two were located nearby, however there was no sign of the truck or the two remaining dogs.

That prompted a search throughout the night as the company owner sought desperately to find the missing animals.

Wednesday morning Agassiz RCMP spotted the stolen truck with the two dogs still inside on a tree farm in Agassiz. There was no driver.  The dogs were transported to a local veterinarian to get checked out and warmed up.  The dogs appeared to be in good health, just cold, wet and dirty. The dog-walking company has been advised and are currently on their way out to the Agassiz RCMP detachment to pick up the dogs.

“We are really happy the dogs were safely located,” says Corporal Tammy Hollingsworth.  “Such a good end to a story that could have had a very different ending.”

The Agassiz RCMP are continuing their investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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