Dog found, no charges

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

De­spite find­ing a sus­pect in the break-in and theft at the South Waikato An­i­mal Con­trol Cen­tre, Toko­roa Po­lice will not progress the mat­ter fur­ther.

Last month South Waikato News re­ported of the break-in, how­ever, Se­nior Sergeant Graeme Hill said de­spite the dog be­ing lo­cated, there is not enough ev­i­dence to pros­e­cute.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was car­ried out to de­ter­mine who was re­spon­si­ble for break­ing into the cen­tre and steal­ing a pit bull terrier.

It was re­ported that on July 3, a phone call was made to the an­i­mal con­trol unit re­gard­ing a se­ri­ous dog at­tack which oc­curred on June 30.

There had been a do­mes­tic dis­pute with a 19-year-old woman and her part­ner dur­ing which the part­ner’s pit bull terrier at­tacked the woman, leav­ing her with se­ri­ous fa­cial in­juries.

The dog was re­moved to the pound and on July 6 the fa­cil­ity was bro­ken into and the dog was taken.

One July 25, po­lice tracked down the dog and a mi­crochip scan con­firmed its iden­tity.

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