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Dog in crate strapped to rear of RV found safe in Oliver

This photo was taken of a dog that was carted across B.C. in a crate. It was found in Oliver.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Lisa Bohn

Reports of a dog being carted across B.C. highways strapped in a crate on the back of an RV have ended well.

"On June 27,  several media agencies contacted the RCMP looking into the matter,”  Sgt Jason Bayda, Media Relations Officer for the Penticton South Okanagan Regional RCMP said in a press release. “At the time, the location of the RV and wellbeing of the dog was unknown. I am pleased to tell you, that thank you to the public and media’s attention to this incident, the dog has now been located in Oliver and is doing well.”

The Oliver RCMP are working with assistance from SPCA enforcement officers to determine the most applicable charge or charges in this matter and the next steps to ensure the dog’s continued safety.

South Okanagan residents called RCMP this weekend after seeing the startling sight of a dog in a crate strapped to an RV on what was a record-breaking hot day in B.C.

Keremeos RCMP received a call June 27 at 8:21 p.m., from a concerned member of the public after they recognized a recreational trailer travelling on Highway 3, east bound toward Osoyoos.

This vehicle had already gained a fair bit of social media attention when it rolled through the Lower Mainland with the dog crated to the back of it. Patrols were made by both Keremeos and Osoyoos RCMP with no further sightings.

One of those people was Lisa Bohn and she said on Facebook, on a post that has since gone viral, that she not only saw the dog near Hope, she tried to get the driver to pull

She and many others seem to have been successful in their efforts in ensuring the dog was tracked down and its safety ensured.

Sunday, June 27 saw dozens of heat records topple in B.C.

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