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Police investigating possible dog theft (Update: dog found)

The dog is an eight-year-old German Wirehair Pointer, and responds to the names 'Leo' and 'Pisser'

2 p.m. update

Today at approximately 1 p.m., OPP were advised that the dog was located in an abandoned building on Guelph Lake property by Grand River Conservation Area Staff. The dog is in good health and has been reunited with his owner.

Original release

On Feb. 5, 2018 at approximately 2 p.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible theft of a dog from the Guelph Lake Conservation area.

At approximately noon, the owner was out walking her dogs off leash on the trails at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area. One of her dogs ran ahead of the group and out of sight near the end of the trail at Conservation Road. By the time she and her other dogs reached the road, the dog was nowhere to be found. The owner observed a black sedan leaving the area at a high rate of speed shortly thereafter.

The dog is an eight-year-old German Wirehair Pointer and responds to the names "Leo" and "Pisser." Leo wears a brown leather collar with the brass bottoms of shotgun shells attached, as well as a small light for walking at night. The dog is missing a chunk of his left ear.