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OKANAGAN BC LOST AND FOUND PETS
Below are lost and found pets people have reported
by filling out
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the page on Okanaganlakebc.ca.
Send us a note info "at"
okanaganlakebc.ca with a photo of your pet and we will post it here
October 19, 2017
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be sure you see any updates.
lost dog October 17, 2017
We noticed a lost dog
hanging out with the Fire Dept crew who were blocking Firwood Road on
the inside of the subdivision October 17, 2017 after the big wind
storm. The Fire Dept crew told us that
they called RDCO, but RDCO told them that RDCO was closing and
wouldn't be able to come and pick up the dog. UNBELIEVABLE.
RDCO would abandon a dog in its most vulnerable time, wouldn't they!
Is that how you would want your dog treated if you lost your dog not
knowing where it went?
Don't know what happened with
this male dog. I suppose the dog
eventually made it home or RDCO came to get it the next day, but we
don't know. Suppose that would be another Freedom of Information
If that was our dog that RDCO so randomly
choose not to pick up, I would be supremely irate that RDCO would
just leave my dog to be run over, when RDCO had knowledge where my
dog was. Maybe the dogs owner does not know where their dog is
to be able to find it, but RDCO has the knowledge. Crooked
RDCO who takes peoples money and does not provide a service with
$1.4 million dollars. RDCO would just let the dog be run over
for $1.4 million dollars!!!
This dog is now at RDCO
pound. He has no licence, but he has balls.
This dog was found in our yard at
Valley of the at large dogs. Its not like we have not warned the
owner before, so this dog is now at the pound. When we warned the
owner before about this dog on the road at large, he didn't
seem to mind too much, and we keep seeing this dog on the road, so hence
the reason for RDCO pound. One day this dog was chasing a vehicle
down the road which we have on video.
Think its time to keep an eye on
your dog, don't you think. I don't want your dog in my yard or my
house. When I opened my door to go in my house, your dog followed
me. Luckily my dog didn't see your dog in my yard, and only I seen
it or maybe your dog would have lost his balls.
Maybe next time your dog won't be
so lucky, eh?? You better take better care of your dog, or your
dog may become coyote food!!!
March 17, 2017 8pm
Keep your eye open for a
Brindle Chihuahau down at Lower Fintry that is lost please. I
don't know who owns it, but I can find the owner through my friend who
posted on facebook about it.
20, 2017 Mr Tobias missing from Old Okanagan Hwy
Please help find our missing
handsome Tobias. He is slightly overweight, is very
astute with a "tuxedo-style" coloring. He is very
friendly and will melt your heart. He is black with
white markings on all four paws and from his neck down.
We miss him dearly and are offering a reward to have him
returned to his home. Please call 1-250-707-1074 or
email at maryl1950 "at" hotmail.com. He was lost on
February 15/17 around the Old Okanagan Highway area
/Logan/Chieftan road. He may go as far as Superstore in
CAT TRACKER SYSTEM A
If anyone is interested in a pet tracking system for a
dog or cat, have them e-mail me. Please take out the
"BRAND NAME" out of the info and call it a tracking
system. I can then better direct the person on how to
purchase this unit without paying a fortune. It can cost
up to $700.00 depending on how they purchase it and on
which sites. I will give them the "REAL SITE". I talked
to the owner in the U.S. who has the patent of this
system. His is the "REAL WEBSITE".
Below is some information about this system:
Please feel free to post about the tracking system. It
sure does take the worry out of losing your cat. With
this unit, you know where he is at all times. It
monitors him while in a medium range virtual pen and
when he goes out of bounds, I switch it from monitor to
tracking. It will display an arrow, sounds a beep as to
how close I am to him as well as a percentage.
* Simple to setup and use, single button-push to begin
searching for lost pets with real-time distance and
* Simultaneous monitoring of up to 3 pets with 4
programmable "safety zone" areas for each pet
* Works anywhere, totally self-contained, no GPS or cell
network required, no monthly service contracts, ideal
for traveling with your pets
* Rechargeable lithium-ion battery on pets collar lasts
up to 90 days while being continuously monitored
* Saves hundreds of dollars over product lifetime when
compared to subscription-based solutions
The Advanced Pet Tracking system is Waterproof and
Extremely Rugged is the ideal solution to keep your pets
safe while they enjoy all the activities they love.
Suitable for pets ranging from the largest dogs down to
the smallest dogs and cats having a collar length of 7
inches or more. No internet or cellular access is needed
so you can take your pets with you to the most remote
locations, knowing that you will be alerted quickly if
they wander and easily track them if they become lost.
It is the perfect solution for protecting your pets
while traveling or at home. Extremely rugged, the
Advanced Tracking Tag is made to withstand rough terrain
and prolonged swimming. The streamlined design keeps the
tag out of harm’s way so it is not caught on branches or
damaged while playing. Up to two additional tracking
tags (sold separately) can be added to the system at any
time to allow monitoring and tracking of up to three
pets. The tracking tag has an internal, rechargeable
battery that lasts up to 6 weeks on a single charge.
Since the tracking system requires no monthly fees it
will save you hundreds of dollars over the life of the
system when compared to subscription-based systems. When
searching for your pet, this unit acts like a personal
radar system, scanning every inch of the surrounding
area, including the interiors of homes and backyards.
The system range is up to 2 miles in open conditions
but, as with any 2-way radio system, varies with terrain
and obstructions. If your pet is outside the system’s
range you can continuously scan hundreds of acres of
surrounding area as you drive or walk around. Once
within range of your pet the locator will guide you
directly to their exact location, within inches if
necessary, even if they are injured or hiding – a
perfect solution for finding cats that are reluctant to
come in at night. Select one of four safety zone ranges
for your pet and receive warnings in less than 80
seconds when your pet wanders.
Top Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 starsI have been looking for a good
solution to keep track of my pets
ByStephen C.on November 27, 2016
I have been looking for a good solution to keep track of
my pets. I have a 70lb Lab that loves the water and an
8lb cat that loves to hide from me when it is time to
come in for the night. Finding one solution for both
pets has been a challenge to say the least.
For the cat, it has to fit comfortably on the breakaway
collar she already wears. The tag weighs less than an
ounce and attaches with a soft nylon fabric holder that
fits tight to the collar so there is nothing hanging
down to catch on branches. She barely noticed it after I
put it on her collar.
For the Lab, I need a product that can stand up to his
love for the water and his crashing through the bushes
on our hikes. I take him with me on trips where we are
often in areas without cell service and this is one of
the few products that works everywhere without the need
for cell coverage.
As for cost, I looked at the popular GPS/cellular system
(which is too big for my cat and won’t work where I hike
with my dog) and even with their sale prices by the time
you add in the service fees it is actually more
expensive by the end of the first year for my 2 pets
than this tracking system is – and the fees don’t stop
after that! After 3 years the GPS unit is almost 3 times
the cost of this tracking system.
PS: I found a video online of the tag being run over by
a car, these things are built to take a beating!
The Pet Kit is a
pet tracker that
is not a GPS locator, so is suitable for seeking lost
pets within a two-mile radius, which is the optimal
distance with no obstructions. This pet
tracker uses the unlicensed 900 MHz ISM radio frequency
band, for which there are no special user requirements.
This radio frequency band can penetrate brick and
concrete walls with no problem, and the device analyzes
the signals from all directions over 1,000 times per
The handheld locator is easy to set up and turn on, and
when you want to search for your pet you only need to
press a single button to begin. The locator shows you
the distance your pet is away from you and has a
directional indicator so that you know which way to go.
It is accurate within inches.
The pet collar tag, which is 1.75 ounces and is suitable
for pets over 10 pounds in weight, is splash- and
weatherproof and can be submerged in six inches of water
for 10 minutes at a time. It clips onto the collar and
so is fairly secure unless you have a pet who likes to
wriggle under and through obstacles. The single pet kit
comes with one tag, and other options are two-pet and
three-pet kits, as well as individual tags.
The handset is capable of simultaneously monitoring up
to three pets at a time. It has four programmable safety
zones, and you can set up a zone for each pet. These
boundaries are preset in the system, and you can choose
between 50 feet, 100 feet, 300 feet and the maximum
range of the handset. An alarm notifies you within 80
seconds if your pet has moved over a boundary.
If you have no idea where your pet is, you can put the
locator in search mode and walk or drive around. If
you're driving, you just need to put the handset on the
seat next to you and it will work as well as if you were
holding it. The pet tracker will beep when it picks up
the signal from your pet's tag and move into locator
mode. You can enter your pet's ID tag into more than one
locator so that a number of people can search for one
The pet tracking device kit includes a plug-in charger
for the pet tag and the locator, which uses rechargeable
lithium ion batteries. The battery in the collar tag
lasts up to 90 days with continuous monitoring; there is
also a low-battery alert.
The pet tracking device works anywhere because it is not
a GPS tracking device, and it does not require a cell
phone network to operate. You can use it at home or
while hiking or traveling with your pet. There is no
monthly service fee to pay, so if this pet tracker meets
your requirements, it is worth considering.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS
OUR FORM WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, AND WE WILL EMAIL
YOU THE CONTACT EMAIL ABOUT THIS TRACKING SYSTEM.
Joey is back home March 30, 2017 and going to be fitted with a GPS
lol. He decided to come home on his own we were told.
Joey is missing
again March 23, 2017!
On March 22, 2017, he was
frightened and chased by a dog. He is extremely scared and could be
hiding anywhere. He lives in the Alexis Park Area at 4104 34A
Street. If you see a black and white tuxedo cat with long fur, 4
white legs, a black back and tail, please call Debbie Bannister at
UPDATE Joey is back home.
Here is Joeys found story.
I received a phone call tonight from a couple that saw my cat in the 41st street
and 26th avenue area, just a few streets south of Bella Vista Road. The husband
identified Joey by using a pair of binoculars. He ran after Joey on foot and
chased him into someone's outside storage shed. The door was open slightly so
Joey could get in and hide. Joey is about 10lbs lighter and a little sc
very happy to be finally back home.
"My male neutered cat Joey went missing just before
Christmas in the Alexis Park Area of Vernon. He has black and white fluffy long
fur with beautiful green eyes. Has a tattoo in his right ear. We let him out
after supper and called for him to come in at 9pm but no show. This was very
unusual for him. Is there anyone out there that has seen him? He is somewhat
skittish. Please check your garden sheds, garages etc. as he may have got his
long fur stuck. If you see him or have any information please call me at (250)
545-8140 anytime day or night. We love and miss him so much."
Posted Jan 11, 2017
UPDATE: Sam was found
after being lost for 8 days.
LOST DOG AND DOG
KIDNAPPER IN THE AREA
There may be a dog thief trying
to steal dogs in the area. A silver Chev pickup was seen trying to
steal a dog from Old Kamloops Road. Keep your eye on your dogs.
Bane is home :)
Also this dog in the photo below
went missing from Westshore Estates.
HELP!! Please share!! My dog has
gone missing down west side road. West shore estates area (Vernon end)
It's not like him to take off and not come back when I call him and I've
looked everywhere. I know a lot of people drive along there so if anyone
sees him please let me know. His name is Bane and he's super friendly.
He's brindle all over with a blackish nose. Please call 250-899-6935 if
you see him
|IS THIS YOUR DOG?? FOUND AT
Found what looks to be a coon hound cross in the Parker
Cove area (Vernon). This dog has no tags and is very
under weight. The dog welcomed its self into our home
and then attacked my Yorkie. If your have lost this dog
please call me at 250-558-7158
Posted by:Pauline VanKoll
Posted June 18, 2016
adoption bid goes off the rails
Kelowna Daily Courier - March 17, 2016 -
Where is Angus?
Angus is one of the dogs West Kelowna resident Lorinda Shmyr was
hoping to adopt.
Where is Pepper?
Pepper, is one of the dogs West Kelowna resident Lorinda Shmyr
was hoping to adopt.
Lorinda Shmyr thought she had two dogs lined up to adopt, but
when the dogs seemed to go missing without a trace, she was left
only with questions.
“I’ve always had a dog, they are a part
of my family,” said Shmyr, a West Kelowna resident. “I feel lost
without a dog.”
Last Thursday, a co-worker told Shmyr a friend was trying to get
rid of her two dogs and asked if Shmyr might be interested in
“She sent me pictures, and I said, ‘they’re so cute, they’re
exactly what I’m looking for,’ so I asked her a few questions
via text message and asked if I could come see them.”
Shmyr scheduled an appointment for that evening, but the other
woman later rescheduled for Friday.
“On Friday at about 3:30, I texted her and said I’ll come
shortly after I get off work at 4:30, and she sent me a message
back saying the dogs were no longer available and it’s a really
long story,” said Shmyr. “I said that’s too bad, and I hope it’s
a good story.”
The woman replied back saying one of the
dogs had gotten out and had been taken by dog control.
“Then she said she can’t bare to have them separated, so she was
going to bring the other dog to dog control.”
When Shmyr got in touch with her again via text message after
work, the woman said she had already taken the other dog to dog
On Saturday, Shmyr called dog control to
inquire about the dogs to see if she could adopt them.
“The guy basically shrugged me off and said the dogs are no
longer at our facility.”
Shmyr then called Paws it Forward Dog Rescue, Okanagan Small Dog
Rescue Society and the SPCA, but no one knew anything about the
“I just find it so disheartening,” said
Shmyr. “It’s like, what happened to them? How come I don’t have
the option to look at them and take them?”
Shmyr’s last dog died in May 2015, and
she was looking forward to finally having a dog in her life
“It was very traumatic for me,” she said. “Just within the last
month, my husband and I decided we were ready to get another
dog. I was planning on spending the weekend with them. You get
all these ideas in your head of what you’re going to do, but
then it didn’t happen.”
Shmyr is still hoping to locate the dogs
and bring them home with her.
“The dog control website says the dogs go to the SPCA when the
SCPA has room, so I’m going to call them every day,” she said.
Female black dog
with no dog tag was found March 7, 2016, and is at RDCO Dog Pound
She was found on Shalal Road
about 2pm coming out of the yard from the second house on the right
from the end of Shalal Road. We were turning around and this
girl came running out onto the road. We couldn't see anyone
around and the dog was around the wheels of the vehicle so we parked
until we knew it would be safe, but that was taking a while and we
couldn't see anyone, so we went knocking on doors but never found
anyone home, just dogs barking inside those homes when we knocked.
While we were standing in front of this dog on Shalal Road
contemplating what to do for her, RDCO CAO Brian Reardon happened to
call us back to say that RDCO will only attend to at large dogs if
they are a safety issue. Brian Reardon was calling us to let
us know that our dog complaint about the two at large dogs we seen a
couple days earlier would not be acted on. I said well I just
happen to be standing in front of a safety issue for this dog
because nobody seems to be home, and this is a rural area where a
small dog like this is coyote food. Brian Reardon didn't seem
to care and said he was leaving the dog there because it wasn't a
safety issue. The dog was shivering cold, so we bundled it up
with all its burrs stuck to its stomach and legs, and tucked it
under our coat and took it along with our large dog in the vehicle
too, and we went home. The little dog growled at the big dog
trying to sniff so we told our dog (the bigger dog) to stay away and
we took our dog home and then took the found dog to RDCO pound where
she was accepted. If you care to call RDCO CAO Brian Reardon
because you would want RDCO to care about your dog instead of leave
it to be coyote food, you may want to give Brian Reardon a phone
call at 250-763-4918. CAO Brian Reardon is the top head of dog
control, then there is Mary Jane Drouin under him and then under
both of them is Diane Mernick. Brian Reardon may try to pass
you off to dog control like he does with us, but don't let that
deter you, because it is Brian Reardon who is ultimately
responsible. After the dog was warmed up, treated, and
delivered to RDCO Dog Pound, we left a message on RDCO CAO Brian
Reardon's answering machine saying that there is a new dog control
officer for this area and she is free, and that RDCO dog manager
said on audio at Feb 22, 2016 RDCO Board meeting that at large dogs
are a safety issue, and Brian Reardon says different, and that RDCO
is confusing me and that I didn't think they know if they are coming
or going down there.
burrs on her legs and chest
burrs on her stomach
she is the sweetest dog
Seen this facebook post on
March 6, 2016
same two dogs we seen at large on Feb 9, 2016
We seen these two dogs on Alpine Road at 3:55pm
March 5, 2016 as well as at our gate at 8:16pm March 6, 2016
It says This little kitty showed up at our door tonight. Was
frozen, wet, thirsty and really hungry. We live in Westshore
estate. Help us find his owner. Thanks.
UPDATE.. these two dogs belong to the High Farm up Shalal
Feb 9, 2016 about 2pm we
noticed two dogs on Firwood Road at Valley of the Sun.
We took some pictures before they disappeared over the
hill by Valley of the Sun sign heading towards Kelowna.
This dog looks part shepherd from
behind, but his head looks pitbull.
This is the Valley of the Sun sign
we are talking about, a bit to the right of that red
|January 15, 2016
This intact male, long haired
Chihuahua was found today on Sexsmith Rd in Kelowna,
across the street from our clinic. He’s been posted on
the Okanagan missing dog facebook page. We’ll keep him
for the day and hand him off to the SPCA tonight. He
doesn’t have a microchip or a tattoo. He’s very sweet
and doesn’t look like he’s been missing for long.
Okanagan Veterinary Hospital
IS THIS YOUR DOG?? FOUND NEAR LA CASA
Found on Westside road Jan 11, 2016 within 5 min of La Casa
and Fintry area on the Kelowna side, he's a male unneutered
He's a really nice dog, doesn't bark, does tricks, and super friendly.
We found this lovely boy on westside road. Very friendly and well mannered but
no collar or tattoo. Please inbox me or call 306-570-5897 if he belongs to you.
Posted by: Aaron Kirkpatrick
FOUND DOG CHECKING OUT OUR YARD FOR 9 MINUTES
Is this your dog that ate our
pets food and left its waste in our yard on March 27, 2015 between 5:43pm -
5:52pm at Valley of the Sun?
Missing in Peachland
UPDATE: This pup is now home :)
B/W 14mo. old, male border collie/lab cross
***NEEDS HIS MEDICATION***
Identifying marks: brown eyes, white-tipped tail, healing wound right hip/back
area, limps due to both hips are bad, not neutered
Last seen: Pineridge/Princeton in Peachland, morning of Dec.24th around 11:00am
Call or text (250) 864.8644 OR
1.604.837.7670 or 250-767-6456
Email: RLSapollo "at" msn.com or TAROB "at" SHAW.CA
ARE THESE YOUR TWO DOGS THAT WERE AT LARGE IN
VALLEY OF THE SUN on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:36am
|DOG FOUND UP BEAR LAKE MAIN
Does anyone know the owner of this
dog? Young male Great Dane found on Bear Lake main road,
above Westside road. Has been taken to Fairfield animal
hospital in Kelowna. We seen this posted on facebook by
|UPDATE: This dog
found his way home :)
Nov 4, 2014 at approx. 6pm,
this dog was found on Westside Road. If you know
who's dog it is,
us and we will pass the message onto the person who
posted this on Facebook, if you don't have Facebook.
We enquired, and the dog was found
down by the old go cart track at the Hwy near the Vernon
end of Westside Road.
|Cassie Yorke -
Vernon Dogs facebook - October 21, 2014
FOUND ON THE OKIB RESERVE
Alright people open your hearts and your home for this
lovely lady. She was abandoned out Westside Road and is
in desperate need of a home. I was informed and plan on
picking her up later today if I can find her I do not
have the means to keep her I have two dogs and live in a
building with a max. Even if you could foster her that
would be great. I don't know much information on her
aside from General location and according to
construction works was kicked out of a vehicle late last
night. And is friendly. Pm me if you can help
If you know who
owns this dog and you are not on facebook,
contact us here and give us a phone number we can
call. We can get in touch with Cassie York for
Apparently she is still at large, because someone in the
area said that they think she lives in the area and is
around the school bus when it comes, so is keeping his
eye out today. If this is your dog, you should
keep your eye on this one, or you may loose her, she is
trying to get into vehicles.
Found at Newport
Beach Store on Westside Road. This was posted on
by this person on Vernon and Area Buy'n Sell & Swap,
Trade, Give away Aug 2, 2014
This dog made it home safe.
Public assistance sought to find missing dog
by Staff Writer - Vernon Morning Star
- Jun 27, 2014
The public is being asked to reunite a missing dog with
Armstrong RCMP report that on Thursday evening, a small,
tan coloured Chihuahua dog went missing near the fire
hall on Westside Road. The dog was last seen running
down the road in that area.
Anyone who has seen the dog is asked to call the
|Found chocolate lab cross (possibly
pitbull) near OKeefe ranch in Vernon walking alongside the road.
Have choke chain as collar with tags saying Charlie. Called phone
number on tag but they must have changed it because the people said
it wasn’t their dog.
|ARE YOU MISSING A BROWN DOG?
This dog in
the video at the link below was in our yard at Valley of the Sun at
2:05am Jan 30 2014.
COMMUNITY: Other Community Not Listed
EMAIL: stephanie at okvinyl.com
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 08:22 PM
Neighbour lost his dog - her name is Lucy lost in the area of the industrial in Oliver
COMMUNITY: Other Community Not Listed
OTHERCOMMUNITY: Okanagan Centre
ADDRESS: Finch rd, Lake Country, BC
Date: March 30, 2014
Time: 10:49 PM
Shiloah went missing from Finch Rd area in Lake Country on Saturday March 29. She is very sick and we are extremely worried about her. We would appreciate any information on her whereabouts
COMMUNITY: Other Community Not Listed
EMAIL: name "at" domain.com
Date: March 30, 2014
Time: 04:56 PM
found young male large yellow/golden cross dog approx one year old.
Gemma is still missing from near
Swan Lake. There is now a $250 reward for her safe return. Still not
found October 21, 2014
~MISSING DOG~ I am missing my baby!!! I am asking everyone to PLEASE keep and
eye out for my baby girl Gemma. She went missing Monday, Dec 16, near swan lake
fruit stand, and I have a feeling someone picked her up, and has her in their
home....she could be across town...or anywhere, so PLEASE PLEASE watch for my
girl! She has a tattoo in her RIGHT ear 329-KLA. I have reported her to dog
control and radio stations and contacted a few vets....I will be going to check
out the dog parks regularly till i find my baby....and Gemma, I still have your
bowl of food ready and waiting for you!! Hope to see you soon girl Just want my
girl safe and warm. Call me anytime if you think you see her - 250-306-4091
COMMUNITY: Other Community Not Listed
EMAIL: name "at" domain.com
Date: December 26, 2013
Time: 01:49 AM
UPDATE: George was found the next morning and he did not spend
the night outside, someone took him home.
English Bulldog named GEORGE 3 months old missing at Valley of
the Sun, Westside Road since 11pm Dec 5, 2013 call 250-306-8041
COMMUNITY: Other Community Not Listed
OTHERCOMMUNITY: Harwood -Vernon
Date: December 03, 2013
Time: 12:46 AM
PLEASE help very loving missed pet..not showing up anywhere
UPDATE This baby was found and is home safe after spending
one night alone in the bush :)
COMMUNITY: Westside Road
NAME: David and Megan Clyne
ADDRESS: 749 Bernard Ave
PHONENUMBER: 250 300 9593
Date: November 04, 2013
Time: 03:41 PM
Her name is Abbie and she is about 60 pounds.
UPDATE: This Kitty made it home
IS THIS YOUR CAT?? Westside Kelowna area
Found (Oct 24, 2013) on Killarney Ave. in Killiney Beach area. Solid
cream body with a little darkening in the face. Very friendly.
Please email if this is your kitty. Mark Griffiths, marliv "at"
Posted here Oct 27, 2013
|Unidentified Dog Now with SPCA
An unidentified, male Poodle mix dog nicknamed ‘Buddy’, is doing
much better and is now in the care of the Kelowna SPCA.
Even with local and provincial media coverage, the owner of the dog
has not been identified. Until this afternoon, the injured dog
received care from the Regional District of Central Okanagan. Under
the RDCO Dog Regulation and Impounding Bylaw No. 366, if a dog is
not claimed within 72 hours of coming into the care of Dog Control,
the Regional District assumes responsibility for the dog.
Communications Officer Bruce Smith says, “We’re surprised that
‘Buddy’s’ owner hasn’t come forward, but want to thank everyone who
has contacted our Dog Pound staff for their concern since we began
publicizing the dog on Friday afternoon. There’ve been offers of
financial support for medical care as well as people willing to
adopt the dog. Since a new owner will be needed, the Regional
District has transferred the dog to the care of the Kelowna branch
of the BC SPCA, which will at an appropriate time facilitate
adoption.” So far this year the Regional District has transferred
over 50 unclaimed dogs to the SPCA for adoption.
The dog was initially picked up late Friday morning by Dog Control
staff after receiving a call from a Hein Road resident that the dog
was in their backyard and was bleeding. It suffered head and
shoulder injuries, thought to be the result of being hit by a
Smith adds, “We want to assure everyone that from the outset, the
dog has been receiving appropriate and constant care at a veterinary
clinic. It received initial treatment to stabilize and help it rest
comfortably and on Friday evening on the advice of the RDCO
veterinarian, underwent further surgery to fix its damaged shoulder
and facial injuries. The great news is that we understand the
initially suspected facial fracture was not as serious as had been
thought and the dog is doing much better, allowing the transfer to
When the dog was found it was wearing a black nylon collar, but
unfortunately there was no license to help identify it and reunite
it with its owner. As well, despite several checks, no tattoo or
microchip were found.
Dog licences may be purchased in person at any local government
office in the Central Okanagan. Locations are available in the Dog
section of the Regional District website regionaldistrict.com/dogs.
That’s where you’ll find other information about the Regional Dog
service and what to do if you lose or find a dog.
(September 9, 2013)
RDCO's Whats New
Injured dog to be adopted soon
Monday, 09 September 2013 - Kelowna Daily Courier
A popular pooch who seems to be almost everybody's best friend will
soon be available for adoption.
The male poodle, nicknamed Buddy, is now in the care of the Kelowna
SPCA. The dog was found injured last week, and efforts to find its
owner have been unsuccessful despite considerable local and even
provincial news coverage.
"We're surprised that Buddy's owner hasn't come forward, but we want
to thank everyone who has contacted our dog pound staff for their
concern," said regional district spokesman Bruce Smith.
"There have been offers of financial support for medical care, as
well as people willing to adopt the dog," he said. The SPCA will now
facilitate an adoption when the time is right for little Buddy to
get his forever home."
Every year, the regional district transfers more than 50 unclaimed
dogs from the pound to the SPCA for adoption.
Buddy's plight garnered extra special attention because a
heart-tugging picture of the dog, shown with a bloodied face, was
released by the regional district.
looking for owner of severely injured dog
AM 1150 - 9/5/2013
Regional District of Central Okanagan officials are pleading with
the public to identify the owner of a small poodle type dog found
severely injured in the backyard of a Hein Road Home in Rutland
Dog control Officers found the animal in distress and made attempts
to locate the possible owner with no luck.
"Nobody up there is aware of who might own the dog, nobody has seen
it before and we're appealing to the public to come forward with the
identity of the owner because the dog requires surgery," says Bruce
Smith, Communications for the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
Anyone with information on the what happened to the dog or the
identity of the owner can contact Regional Dog Control at the Dog
Pound - 890 Weddell Place in Kelowna by calling 250-979-0925.
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