The BC SPCA and Vancouver Police are looking for a black and white pit bull terrier named Isis after the animal was stolen from the SPCA’s Vancouver shelter Tuesday.
“Isis is mostly black with distinguishing white marks on her chest and paws,” said Ryan Voutilainen, manager of the SPCA’s Vancouver Branch. “We are extremely concerned about her welfare and we want her back safe.”
Isis was stolen on Nov. 23 at about 12:30 p.m. by a man who had expressed an interest in adopting her. The man provided his address and requisite photo identification and was allowed to take Isis for a walk, but when he failed to return after half an hour, Vancouver Police were called.
The man, who is known to police, was located at his address in Coquitlam, but said someone paid him to steal Isis, and he no longer had her.
Based on information provided, the BC SPCA and Vancouver Police are concentrating their efforts in Coquitlam and Port Moody.
“We’re anxious to have Isis back,” said Voutilainen. “She came from a neglectful home where she was living with more than a dozen other dogs. She has earned the right to live in a safe and loving home, and that is not the kind of home where we think she is now.”
Voutilainen says the BC SPCA has alerted municipal shelters and rescue groups of the theft, and staff have also posted notices on Craigslist and Kijiji and put up posters in the community about Isis.
Isis is about 20 kilograms (45 pounds) and is mostly black with white marks on her paws and chest. She also has a full tail and her ears are not cropped. She was wearing a red and black Silverfoot Martingale collar with a native design on it when she was stolen.
If you think you have seen Isis in your neighbourhood, please contact the BC SPCA’s 24-hour emergency line at 604-879-7343 immediately.
Photo caption: Isis was taken from the Vancouver Branch of the BC SPCA on Tuesday, November 23.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.