$2,000 reward offered for tiny dog stolen from car in Vancouver

Feb 3 2019, 5:48 am

A $2,000 “no questions asked” reward is being offered for the safe return of a small pet stolen from a car in Vancouver.

Andrea Spiegel says her father and his wife were parked in front of Open Door Yoga on Main Street at 15th Avenue from 8:30 – 9pm on Thursday night. When they returned the window was smashed and their small dog, Luc, was gone. The Coton De Tulear had been in his travel bag in the front seat of the car.  The dog and his bag were taken, but nothing else was removed from the vehicle.

“My father is understandably heartbroken. Luc is his constant companion and very much like a family member. They go absolutely everywhere together,” Spiegel says.


Her father was supposed to leave for a month-long trip abroad today but has cancelled because he is so devastated.  The couple normally lives in Kelowna, but will not be leaving Vancouver until they have some answers about Luc and — hopefully — have found him.

Luc is a young dog that can get anxious and scared of strangers. He can bark when he is uncomfortable or nervous. He is microchipped.  The canine also requires daily medication for a small hernia on his stomach.

The family has been putting the word out on social media, and hitting the street with missing posters.

“My dad, his wife, and my stepsister have been down on Hastings all day yesterday and again today handing out flyers, speaking to locals, and asking everyone for help,” says Spiegel.

Petsearchers and Thank Dog I Am Out Rescue have joined the search for the dog and are trying to rally more help on social media.

The family has contact Vancouver police, but say the force was “not optimistic.”

“We are really relying on the community to help us out as we believe that is the way we will be able to find Luc and reunite him with his family,” says Spiegel.

If you have any information please call Tim or Lesley at 250-212-0102 and 250-470-2439

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