Dangerous dog at large in Revelstoke after break and enter at animal shelter

Revelstoke RCMP and the City of Revelstoke are asking for the public's help to locate a dog taken from the animal shelter during a break and enter on Monday. The dog has been deemed a danger to both humans and other animals. If you see the dog, do not approach it and call the RCMP immediately.

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This pit bull terrier is at large after it was taken during a break and enter at the Revelstoke Animal Shelter on Monday, Sept. 11. If you see this dog, do not approach it and call the Revelstoke RCMP. Photo: City of Revelstoke.

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.

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Melissa Jameson
Melissa Jameson is the civic affairs reporter for the Revelstoke Mountaineer. She handles the newsy side of goings on about Revelstoke. Got a news tip? Feel free to contact Melissa at melissa@revelstokemountaineer.com