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RCMP locate dog traveling in crate strapped to rear of recreational vehicle in Oliver

RCMP said thanks to the public and media attention, the dog has now been located in Oliver, BC and is doing well.

South Okanagan Regional RCMP said an investigation into reports a dog was being transported in a crate strapped to the rear of a recreational trailer travelling between the lower mainland and the South Okanagan has been concluded with the animal has been located in Oliver.

RCMP said on Sunday, June 27 at 8:21 p.m., the Keremeos RCMP received a call from a concerned member of the public after they recognized a recreational trailer travelling on Highway 3, east bound toward Osoyoos that was previously posted to social media showing a dog in a crate on the rear of the RV.

Police said patrols were made by both Keremeos and Osoyoos RCMP with no further sightings.

“On June 27, 2021 several media agencies contacted the RCMP looking into the matter,” said Sgt Jason Bayda, Media Relations Officer for the Penticton South Okanagan Regional RCMP.

“At the time, the location of the RV and wellbeing of the dog was unknown."

"(However,) 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, BC 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.