Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Police investigate dog theft near Hailey

Shepherd-mix taken in Animal Shelter break-in


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

    The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in and theft of a dog over the weekend at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley on Croy Creek Road west of Hailey.
    Sheriff Gene Ramsey said the theft occurred sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning when someone forced open a window on the west side of the building. He said there was no damage to the building but, when shelter staff arrived on Saturday morning, a female shepherd-mix named Kaiya was gone.
    Ramsey said the dog’s name was ascertained because it was written on a collar she was wearing. He said the collar had no additional information regarding an owner.
    Kaiya had been at the shelter since Sept. 17 and was up for adoption. Ramsey said she was picked up by police in Ketchum on Sept. 9 and initially taken to Sun Valley Animal Shelter, where she was kept until taken to the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley.
    Ramsey said no one had attempted to claim the dog at either shelter.
Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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