A puppy that was allegedly stolen from a backyard of a Kelowna home on Sept. 18 has been reunited with its owners.
Kelowna resident Tanjica Krcmar took to social media pleaded for the public’s help in finding her 11-week-old boxer-mastiff cross puppy Czupa (pronounced CHU-pa).
“I was in the house, he was outside, somebody took him,” said Krcmar, at the time. “He was tied up. Somebody unclipped him.”
RCMP also joined the search to find the dog and ask the public to send in any tips regarding the animal’s whereabouts.
According to Krcmar, the dog was turned into the Kelowna RCMP detachment Tuesday, Sept. 23 just after midnight.
“We followed a tip and did a three-hour stakeout, saw a guy, chased him in the truck but lost him on the highway. Then 30 minutes later the RCMP called saying someone turned the puppy in,” she wrote on social media.
“We followed up on numerous leads from the community,” said Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy. “The puppy was dropped off by an anonymous man at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment. We were then able to reunite the overjoyed owner and puppy.”
Kelowna RCMP is still investigating the theft of the dog.
The puppy is reportedly in good health and doing well.