Dog allegedly stolen by teens, then ditched, goes missing
Three teenage Kingston girls, including a pair of 13-year-olds, were arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing a 50-kilogram bullmastiff type dog, then abandoning it chained to a fence.
The dog, named Pharaoh, hasn’t been found. Strong winds and rain hit Kingston overnight.
The dog is described as reddishbrown with black tips and black around his eyes, about one year old. It was last seen wearing a red leopard print collar with a choke chain and a red leash.
Police say they were called to a Princess Street home shortly before 8 p.m. where the dog’s owner said the girls had joked about stealing the dog.
The teens jumped on a city bus with the animal, but heard a description of the stolen dog over the bus radio and jumped off.
They chained the animal to a fence and grabbed a second bus.
Police were able to track the girls to a residence and took them into custody.
Two of the girls, a 17-year-old and a 13-year-old, spent the night in jail for a bail hearing. The other girl was released on a promise to appear at a future court date.
The three accused were jointly charged with theft and wilfully cause unnecessary suffering to an animal.