WATCH (above): The search is on for six dogs that were apparently stolen from the back of a pickup truck in Langley. They were in the care of a dog handler who had left them in the back of the truck for just a matter of minutes. Jeremy Hunka reports.
The owners of six dogs allegedly stolen from an off-leash park in Langley say they are devastated.
Police say the dogs were stolen out of the back of a pickup truck with a canopy while it was parked in the 4400 block of 206 Street Tuesday afternoon.
The dog walker put the dogs in the back of her pickup truck to use the washroom.
When she returned 10 minutes later, the truck’s canopy had been unlatched and all dogs were gone.
The dog walker told Global News she had eight dogs with her, two little dogs in the front of her car, and the larger breeds in the back. Only the bigger dogs were taken because the truck was locked, but the canopy had only latches on it.
The walker’s own dog is also missing.
The owners say they believe their animals were stolen, and did not just escape from the vehicle.
Holly Marks with Langley RCMP says they have no suspects and no surveillance video to go on at this point.
Colleen King is the owner of one of the missing dogs. She says she will be offering a $1000 reward for information on her dog Teemo.
“I just want him back and safe,” says King. “I don’t understand why anyone would do such a thing.”
Paul Grant’s dog Oscar has been in the dog walker’s care for three years.
“We do not have children. Oscar is our everything. It is difficult to understand why people would do this,” says Grant.
The missing dogs are: black and white pit bull Mia, grey Bouvier Poodle cross Teemo, black and white Boston Terrier Buddy, black and brown Rottweiler / Husky cross Oscar, Border Collie Salty and grey and black Blue Heeler / Shepherd cross Molly.
PHOTO GALLERY: Five of the six missing dogs (*Molly not pictured)
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Langley RCMP.