A dangerous dog is on the loose in Revelstoke after it was taken from the City of Revelstoke Animal Shelter during a recent break and enter.
The incident took place on Monday, September 11 sometime between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. A statement from the city of Revelstoke’s corporate administration department said the RCMP and the city began an investigation last night.
“Taken from the facility was a dog which was seized by a city of Revelstoke bylaw enforcement officer because it was involved in an attack on a young girl,” said the statement.
The dog, a pit bull terrier, is deemed to be dangerous and a risk to members of the public and other animals. The dog is still at large.
Mayor Mark McKee addressed the matter during a city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12. He noted the serious nature of the incident. McKee said the alleged thieves cut fencing at the animal shelter in order to gain access and take the dog.
“This is a dog that has been involved in an attack on a young girl and was being held by the city waiting for a court date,” he said. “Anyone who has any information should contact the RCMP as this is now a legal matter.I want people to know how seriously we are taking this issue.”
The RCMP continue to investigate the break and enter. Anyone who may have information about the break and enter, or see the dog are asked to contact the Revelstoke RCMP. It is asked that people do not approach this dog if they see it.
The RCMP can be contacted at 250-837-5255. The reference file number for the police investigation is #2017-3170.