UPDATED: Beloved dog, missing after truck stolen, reunited with B.C. owner

Vehicle had been stolen in Barriere, recovered in Chilliwack, but dog was nowhere to be found

  • Apr. 14, 2018 10:50 a.m.

Nexus, a six-year-old neutered male English Bull Terrier, was in a truck when it was stolen in Barriere on Friday. The truck was recovered in Chilliwack.

A dog that went missing after his owner’s truck was stolen Friday is back home.

Nexus, a six-year-old male English Bull Terrier, was in the back seat of a 1998 Ford Explorer when it was stolen in the townof Barriere on Friday

The truck was recovered in Chilliwack that evening – but not the dog.

That sparked a desperate search along the highway for the missing animal.

“Please find my dog,” Natasha Holowaychuk messaged the Chilliwack Progress Saturday evening.

Word was spread through Tweets and Facebook posts until finally, Saturday afternoon, the good news.

“We found my dog!” Holowaychuk told The Progress. “He is safe!”

The animal was apparently dumped by the side of the road not far from where the truck was stolen.

“He was trapped amongst the undergrowth, and cried out when he heard a friend of ours searching for him,” Holowaychuksaid. “It was very steep ground and he needed help to make it all the way back up to the road.”

Reunited with her beloved bull terrier, Holowaychuk expressed gratitude for the support she received.

“I am so thankful for everyone’s help and assistance! So much love for all the good people in our valley!”

Just Posted

VIDEO: Property evacuated after mudslide closes Highway 3A

A mudslide has closed Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson just north of the Brilliant Dam.

RCMP annual report shows detachment issues, successes

Staffing shortages, travelling criminals were concerns in 2017

Medical staff weighs in on KBRH design

Changes coming to the regional emergency department.

B.C., Alberta clash as Kinder Morgan suspends Trans Mountain work

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley promises “serious economic consequences” for B.C.

Buy Low employee assaulted, suspect arrested

The suspect allegedly tried to steal a shopping cart.

VIDEO: Work is play for this B.C. avalanche rescue dog

CARDA certified Joss’s Job is to save lives — but to her, it’s all a game

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Whistler to open Canada’s first pod hotel

Pangea Pod Hotel to feature units big enough to fit a queen-sized mattress and not much else

Black Press Media acquires two new Alaska newspapers

New Media Investment Group to acquire the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal while Black Press Media takes on daily newspapers in Juneau and Kenai Alaska

Thieves target B.C. firefighters helping flood victims

The service has been helping with sandbagging efforts, as rural Oliver battles flooding

B.C. towns rank in top honeymoon destination worldwide

Vernon, Kaslo, Sunshine Coast and the Island hit Expedia.ca’s list of top 18 honeymoon destinations

Olympic gold now official for B.C. weightlifter

Christine Girard’s bronze medal from 2012 Olympics upgraded to gold, IOC announces

Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks, becoming viral video

Did a Canadian shoot down the Red Baron? A century later, debate hasn’t quit

Om April 21, 1918 two Canadians in their canvas-covered Sopwith Camel biplanes engaged the enemy

Most Read