Two arrested after controversial dog stolen from Comox Valley SPCA

Comox Valley RCMP confirm they are investigating a break-in and theft of a Newfoundland dog from the SPCA.

CHUM AND CHAMP are seen before a judge ruled recently to separate them.

Comox Valley RCMP confirm they are investigating a break-in and theft of a Newfoundland dog from the SPCA.

On Jan. 28, RCMP found Chum had been stolen from where a judge had ordered she would temporarily stay. The judge gave the dog a 30-day stay prior to determining her permanent home.

Const. Nicole Hall confirmed two people were found in possession of the dog and were arrested. Charges are possible, she added.

Last month, Judge R. Sutton of provincial court ordered the two dogs in the centre of an application to destroy them to be separated — for now.

He ordered the male dog Champ to be returned to owner Jacques Manseau in Black Creek. Sutton proposed the female Chum — which he ruled to be dangerous — be returned to her breeder in Saskatchewan.

He added because he did not formally issue a destruction order for Chum, he will place a 30-day stay of determination for options in order for both parties — Jacques Manseau and the CVRD — to come to another agreement that would have to meet the court’s approval.

During the interim, Chum has been residing at the SPCA, where she has been returned unharmed, Hall said.

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