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RCMP release footage of apparent dognapping of family's Golden Retriever (VIDEO)

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Michelle Morton Mar 11, 2019 5:20 pm

A plea for help in finding an apparently kidnapped family dog has gone viral after a Golden Retriever went missing in Kelowna over the weekend.

In a Facebook post, Taylor Galt said his dog Atlas was taken Saturday night from his father’s property by a blonde woman captured on video. He’s now offering a $5000 reward for the safe return of the beloved pet.

Here is a recent video of Atlas and I playing. You can see he is very gentle and kind (passive/beta personality). There is a $5000.00 reward for his return

Posted by Taylor Galt on Sunday, March 10, 2019

The RCMP said in a statement that it’s now investigating the alleged theft of the 18-month-old dog from a fenced yard in the 2400-block of Taylor Crescent.

Police said they were told a “female suspect seemingly opened a gate to the property and called the Golden Retriever out of the yard.”

And it appears Atlas’ family and police are not the only people trying to find the missing dog. Animal lovers across the province are now spreading the word.

The RCMP is now releasing surveillance footage of the alleged dognapping in B.C.’s Okanagan in an effort to find the suspect.

The suspect is being described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, wearing a dark coloured jacket, a dark pair of pants and a white toque at the time of the alleged theft, and was reportedly connected to a white SUV.

RCMP are taking the matter seriously, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the statement, adding that police have followed up on leads as they continue to search for Atlas.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Atlas or the identity of the woman, you’re asked to contact Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 and quote file number 2019-12609.  If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net

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