LANGLEY, B.C. – RCMP in Langley, B.C. say six dogs that were reported missing last Tuesday have been found dead.
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Three of the six dogs believed to have been stolen from a Langley off-leash dog park on Tuesday, which now have been found dead.
Police say the remains have been located and they believe the animals died in the back of a dogwalker’s vehicle during the daytime heat.
RCMP say no charges have yet been laid but an investigation continues into a possible charge of public mischief.
A second investigation into the alleged mistreatment of the dogs will be turned over to the SPCA and the RCMP say they will continue to assist that effort.
Pet Searchers Canada has posted a statement on its website saying the dogwalker has admitted to them that she initially said the dogs had been stolen.
The organization says the woman made up the story in a ”complete state of shock and panic.”
Pet Searchers says the single mother told them the dogs were in the back of her vehicle with the side vents open and water available.
The statement said the woman planned to give Langley RCMP a full statement.