Dead dog dumped in bush near Kelowna

The body of a dead dog was found dumped in Ellison over the weekend.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Okanagan Forest Task Force

KELOWNA – The president of a Kelowna backcountry cleanup non-profit found the discarded body of a dead German shepherd in the bush over the weekend.

Kane Blake was on his way to a popular shooting range to mark locations for future clean up efforts when he saw fur at the bottom of a ditch.

“It was big dog, I thought it was a wolf at first, but I walked closer and realized quickly it was not and was a family pet at some point, maybe a big German Shepherd,” he says in a media release.

“I am not sure how it got here, someone could have run it over and got scared and dumped it, or someone might have accidentally shot it thinking it was a wolf. It was a big animal.”

The dog was not wearing any tags so Blake contacted the B.C. Conservation Service.

Blake also broke some bad news about the spot known as Little Iraq where the Okanagan Forest Task Force first turned their efforts.

“Not six months later, it’s as if (volunteers) had never even been there as there appears to be even more garbage,” he says. “There is a burnt out car, a six-to-eight person hot tub that is cut in half, a giant TV with projector, there is probably enough garbage to fill two 40-yard bins. It will take a good handful of volunteers and at least half-a-day to clean this up."

Anyone who recognizes the dog is asked to call B.C. Conservation at 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or email the Okanagan Forest Task Force.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw or call 250-718-0428 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 


Mom's who have lost kids to overdose have been mailing photos to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as part of a new project called Somebody's Someone.
Trudeau getting hundreds of photos from Interior moms whose children died from overdoses
Hundreds of black-bordered envelopes adorned with purple hearts were sent to the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week from moms hurt by overdose deaths. Inside the envelopes are photos of family members who have died since the start of t

Top News