Stealing a maltese terrier from the RSPCA

johnboy 24 January 2012 30

night cage

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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Jivrashia Jivrashia 11:46 am 24 Jan 12

I seriously don’t get this….

Canine ransom racketeer?

Baldy 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.

NoImRight NoImRight 1:11 pm 24 Jan 12

Custody dispute?

poetix 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.

Morelia 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.”

dungfungus 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.

NoImRight 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

cavvygreen 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?

grunge_hippy 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.

dvaey 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..

NoImRight 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.

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 3:17 pm 24 Jan 12

Perhaps the dog is now an internet sensation:

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

Baldy 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.

Evil_Kitten 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.

Ian 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.

eily eily 7:58 pm 24 Jan 12

When you see the prices they (puppy farms and others) are charging for ‘designer’ cross breed mutts, (many of which are based on Maltese), a pedigree moppet must seem like a godsend.

eily eily 8:01 pm 24 Jan 12

And by the way I love the above tag, ‘maletese terrier’.

Sounds like an exotic name for a striper.

NickD NickD 8:01 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.

Since when have there been organised dog fights (and an associated small dog stealing campaign) in Canberra?

Some people here seem to think that Canberra is the wild west…

Evil_Kitten Evil_Kitten 9:09 pm 24 Jan 12

Ian said :

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.

I really don’t think the family are involved, given that they are are happy (not estranged) family with a 12 year old who was the owner of the dog and they have all been named, including the suburb they live in.

Would be a bit hard to hide the dog from everyone they know in Canberra who has read the article lol

LSWCHP LSWCHP 12:14 am 25 Jan 12

I hope this all turns out OK.

I’ve owned dogs all my life, and we now have a beautiful little Maltese terrier who looks pretty much like Daisy, and she is a treasured member of our family.

The idea that someone could deliberately hurt such an innocent creature is abhorrent.

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