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Stealing a maltese terrier from the RSPCA

By johnboy - 24 January 2012 30

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to the theft of a dog from the RSPCA in Weston on the weekend.

Daisy, a female Maltese Terrier, went missing Sunday afternoon (January 23) from Monash. She was later found and taken to the RSPCA by a member of the public where she was kept overnight.

At 9 am Monday (January 23) morning when Daisy’s owner arrived at the RSCPA to collect her, it was discovered that she had been stolen.

Daisy’s enclosure (after-hours collection cage) had been broken into, with the plastic weather shield and cable ties cut, and the wire mesh pulled back with force to remove Daisy from the cage.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Daisy or can assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

maltese terrier

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Stealing a maltese terrier from the RSPCA
Ian 7:27 pm 24 Jan 12

I would be really surprised if this is a random dognapping. More like someone after that particular dog, so owner, family, friend, enemy, estranged partner of owner all strike me as candidates for doing the break in.

Evil_Kitten 6:50 pm 24 Jan 12

Baldy said :

Using it to train dogs for dog fights maybe? It wont ne much use but can be used to give them a taste for blood. I have heard of this happening.

Bait dogs. Unfortunately it does happen, but I wouldn’t think Canberra is much of a dogfighting hot spot. I think it’s much more likely that someone wanted a free cute pet. Maybe they saw her when they went in for a look the previous day.

Baldy 4:22 pm 24 Jan 12

NoImRight said :

How do we know the dog didnt force its way out? Looks like an angry ball of muscle.

LoL. thanks for the laugh.

troll-sniffer 3:17 pm 24 Jan 12

Perhaps the dog is now an internet sensation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO-phqmyqdY

NoImRight 3:13 pm 24 Jan 12

How do we know the dog didnt force its way out? Looks like an angry ball of muscle.

dvaey 2:57 pm 24 Jan 12

I wonder if maybe theyre worried about what the RSPCA might charge them to get their dog back .. Im fairly sure in that situation with DAS, there is a fee for their looking after the dog and a few administration charges..

grunge_hippy 2:35 pm 24 Jan 12

If you see the photos on the link, they went to a hell of a lot of trouble to get the dog out… odd.

cavvygreen 2:34 pm 24 Jan 12

I was walking my little dog the other evening and 2 kids tried to grab him. I am petrified that they will come into our yard, although luckily he is an indoor dog. Has anyone heard of this happening in Canberra?

NoImRight 1:59 pm 24 Jan 12

dungfungus said :

Baldy said :

Using it to train dogs for dog fights maybe? It wont ne much use but can be used to give them a taste for blood. I have heard of this happening.

Sadly, this is probably the case. Dog fighting is still a cultural thing (like bullfighting) in a lot of countries and unfortunately people from these countries have migrated to Australia.

Probably on boats

dungfungus 1:51 pm 24 Jan 12

Baldy said :

Using it to train dogs for dog fights maybe? It wont ne much use but can be used to give them a taste for blood. I have heard of this happening.

Sadly, this is probably the case. Dog fighting is still a cultural thing (like bullfighting) in a lot of countries and unfortunately people from these countries have migrated to Australia.

Morelia 1:35 pm 24 Jan 12

Why would anyone go to such lengths?
(puts on Humphrey Bogart voice)
“It’s the, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.”

poetix 1:26 pm 24 Jan 12

Hopefully someone just really wanted a Maltese terrier. I’m not defending their stealing her, but it’s a happier thought than some of the alternatives.

NoImRight 1:11 pm 24 Jan 12

Custody dispute?

Baldy 12:40 pm 24 Jan 12

Using it to train dogs for dog fights maybe? It wont ne much use but can be used to give them a taste for blood. I have heard of this happening.

Jivrashia 11:46 am 24 Jan 12

I seriously don’t get this….

Canine ransom racketeer?

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