Dog al­legedly stolen by teens, then ditched, goes miss­ing

Ottawa Citizen - - CITY - NOR­MAN PROVENCHER nprovencher@post­media.com

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.

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