Dogs involved in attack remain at large; city proceeding with court hearing to have them euthanized

Three dogs stolen from Revelstoke's animal shelter are still at large; court proceedings related to initial attack ongoing.

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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.

The fate of the three dogs involved in an attack on a local resident is still unknown.

The attack occurred on April 21, 2017. The dogs, identified as pit bull terriers, were seized by animal control as they had been deemed dangerous. The dogs were staying at the Revelstoke Animal Shelter pending the outcome of a court case.

The dogs were taken from the animal shelter during two separate break and enters which occurred on Sept. 11 and Sept. 14. The dogs have not been located.

Ruby is one of the dogs taken from the Revelstoke Animal Shelter during a bread in on Wednesday, Sept 14. If seen do not approach and contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255. Photo: Revelstoke RCMP

Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney said police are continuing to investigate the break and enter at the animal shelter as well as the theft of the dogs. RCMP are hoping people will continue to keep an eye out for the dogs as well.

“We have an investigator who is checking things out,” said Blakney. “We encourage the people involved to come forward with the animals.”

Blakney said while police involvement is only in regards to the break and enter and thefts that occurred, the circumstances make it difficult.

“It’s hard because there is a victim involved. People are asking and wanting to know what’s happening,” he said.

Meanwhile, court proceedings to determine if the animals will be euthanized are going ahead.

“The city is still proceeding with having all three dogs humanely euthanized,” said Dawn Low, director of corporate administration for the City of Revelstoke.

Low said the city presented its side on Thursday, Sept. 14. A second hearing will be held for the opponent to present their side. No date has been set.

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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