UPDATED: Six dogs stolen from Langley dog park

 

A heartless thief stole six dogs out of a parked vehicle Tuesday while it was parked at the off leash dog park in Brookswood.

The Langley RCMP say a dog walker had taken the half dozen dogs to the off leash dog park near the 4400 block of 206th Street.

The dog walker, and the dogs, are apparently from the Delta area.

After the dogs had been given some exercise in the park, the dog walker put her charges into the back of her pickup truck, which had a canopy, and went to use the washroom.

She returned about 10 minutes later, to find the canopy unlatched and all six dogs missing.

She searched the area for hours but wasn’t able to find any of the dogs, said Cpl. Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

The owners of the dogs believe they were stolen, rather than simply escaping, said Marks.

While it is a very unusual incident, the animal control officers at the Langley Animal Protection Society are coming to the same conclusion.

Six large dogs loose at the same time in a suburban part of the Township should have attracted attention, said Sean Baker, director of LAPS. Yet there were not complaints around that area at the time of the theft of one loose dog, much less six.

“I can’t imagine why someone would want to take six dogs at once out of the back of a truck,” Baker said.

LAPS staffers are getting pictures and descriptions of the dogs and will be on the lookout if any of them did get loose.

“We’re keeping our eyes open,” he said.

In the 11 years LAPS has been operating in Langley, Baker can’t remember any incidents like this ever happening.

If any of the dogs turn up at LAPS, or the offices of other animal shelters or veterinarians offices, some of them will be very identifiable, said Baker. At least a couple have implanted microchips.

Baker feels for the dogs owners.

“I can’t imagine how those folks are feeling who own those animals,” he said.

The dogs are:

• Mia – a black and white pit bull

• Teemo – a grey bouvier poodle cross

• Buddy – a black and white Boston terrier

• Oscar – A black and brown rottweiler/husky cross

• Salty – A border collie

• Molly – A grey and black blue heeler/shepherd cross

Anyone who has any information that could help police locate any of the missing dogs should call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Just Posted

Kodiaks dominate spring season

Seven lopsided wins in a row for the 2018 provincial midget champions

Survey finds SkyTrain extension has 85 per cent support in Surrey, Langley

TransLink says there has been record-level response in public engagement about the project

Public invited to Alzheimer walk in Langley

A Langley seniors complex and a North Langley business group have teamed… Continue reading

OPP looking for suspect after Best Buy credit-card fraud in Surrey

Ontario Provincial Police believe suspect has links to Surrey and Langley

Aldergrove shoppers watch Safeway shelves ‘go empty’ before store closes

Store closes Saturday, locals express concern over FreshCo’s product quality

BREAKING: Court says B.C. can’t restrict oil shipments in key case for Trans Mountain

A five-judge Appeal Court panel agreed unanimously that B.C.’s proposed legislation was not constitutional

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Body found after fire at Surrey homeless camp, police say

Surrey RCMP say the body was found inside a shed after firefighters extinguished the fire

RCMP probe hit-and-run of Richmond senior

The man, who is in his mid-70s, was walking with his wife when he was allegedly struck

More than half of Canadians support ban on handguns, assault rifles: study

Divide between rural and urban respondents in latest Angus Reid Institute public opinion study

Coquitlam crash kills one person, injured two others

Investigators with the RCMP criminal crash unit are working to determing the cause of the incident

Spring rain needed as B.C. sees one of the lowest snowpack levels in 40 years

Snowpack levels in B.C. recorded on May 15 were similar to those in 2015 and 2016

Theresa May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM

The new Conservative leader will become prime minister without the need for a general election

Vancouver man in serious condition after crash between motorcycle, transport truck

The man, 40, remains in hospital after a Thursday collision. Police believe speed was a factor

Most Read