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Surrendered dog in animal cruelty case stolen from SPCA

Cooper, a carlin pinscher surrendered to the SPCA last week following an animal cruelty investigation, was stolen from the South Okanagan/ Similkameen branch Wednesday night.
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October 09, 2014 - 10:55 AM

PENTICTON - One of the dogs under the care of the SPCA following an animal cruelty investigation in Vernon was stolen Wednesday night.

South Okanagan/ Similkameen branch manager Corinne Ross says staff arrived Thursday morning to feed the dogs and realized one of the surrendered carlin pinschers was gone.

“Someone had taken wire cutters and cut the outside of the kennel,” Ross says.

The one-year-old dog, named Cooper, had just been neutered and is currently on medications for the surgery.

“We’re very concerned for his safety,” Ross says.

The Penticton RCMP attended the scene Thursday morning, Ross says.

“This is a break and enter and a theft,” she says. 

Cooper has a tattoo (#624 ABLB) in his right ear. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the branch at 250- 493-0136 or the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300.

Cooper is one of 14 dogs and seven horses surrendered to the SPCA after cruelty investigators executed a search warrant at a hobby farm in Vernon.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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