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Penticton police calls go to the dogs

May 10, 2017 - 11:59 AM

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP received a couple of bizarre calls involving man’s best friend last week.

Police received a 911 call from a Montreal Street residence on May 2 from some intoxicated people trying to rescue their dog after getting stuck in a chimney.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police attended but after multiple attempts on the part of the owners, the animal was rescued, unharmed.

In a second incident, police received more than a dozen calls in recent weeks about a vehicle located on Parkview Street in which a person had been keeping their dog inside while the vehicle was running.

Police attended and contacted animal control on May 6 after determining the dog needed medical care.

Wrigglesworth said a note had been left on the windshield saying the dog and a cat were inside.

The note also stated the dog had water, the vehicle’s air conditioning was on and the car’s location was tracked by GPS.

Police found empty bowls of water inside the vehicle.

The animal was seized and turned over to the B.C. SPCA after the tow truck driver was able to open the door of the blue Hyundai Accent without breaking a window. The vehicle was then towed.

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