A puppy owner and a group specializing in finding lost pets are pleading for public help after a Pomeranian was snatched from a Langford job site this week.
On Thursday morning, ROAM (Reuniting Owners with Animals Missing) took to Facebook, saying three-month-old Nugget was inside a camper attached to a pickup truck stolen sometime between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
According to ROAM, the camper has since been spotted abandoned along Shawnigan Lake Road, but the truck and Nugget were nowhere to be found.
The pup, born in mid-February, has a mix of brown and white fur, while the truck is a grey 2006 Ford F250 with BC license plate #PM7621, last seen in the area of Spencer Road and Goldstream Avenue.
“Nugget is just a puppy. He is missed terribly,” said Nugget’s owner.
“Whoever stole our truck may not know the puppy is in the camper. We just want our puppy. We are not from the Island and we’re here for two weeks for work,” they added.
“Please—we just want our puppy back.”
ROAM says there’s a “substantial reward” for information leading to Nugget’s safe return, noting both RCMP and BC Ferries have been notified.
The group asks anyone who sees the truck or Nugget to call (778) 977-6260 or (778) 977-6265.
“We are looking for public assistance to locate the victim’s dog and his truck. If you see the truck or an unattended Pomeranian dog, as seen in the photograph, please call the West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264,” said Const. Meghan Groulx.