Tag Archives: dozens

Dozens of dogs, including rescues, recovered from stolen van in Oakland: police

Dozens of dogs, including rescues, recovered from stolen van in Oakland: police

Dozens of dogs were rescued Monday from a stolen van in California that was located by using a GPS tracker, according to officials.

The Oakland Police Department said in a series of tweets the van was stolen early Monday from Fremont with 24 dogs inside until authorities were able to find the vehicle eight hours later in Oakland, located about 25 miles away.

“The van is outfitted to house dogs by the owner,” Oakland Police Lt. Bryan Hubbard told KTVU. “All the dogs were alive and appeared to be in good condition. They were just really scared.”

CALIFORNIA BORDER AGENTS FIND 11 CHINESE NATIONALS HIDING INSIDE APPLIANCES, FURNITURE IN TRUCK FROM MEXICO

The owner of the van told police she was in the middle of a 16-day cross country route, picking up and delivering dogs when she arrived late Sunday at a hotel in Fremont. The van was carrying 24 dogs at the time, including 20 that were recently rescued from Fresno.

A stolen van with dozens of dogs inside was recovered in Oakland on Monday morning. (Oakland Police Department)

The owner, who usually sleeps in the van but said she was exhausted and got a hotel room, checked on the dogs at midnight after leaving the air on before coming back at 3 a.m. to discover the van and the dogs were gone.

Police in Oakland, Calif. recovered dozens of dogs from a transport van Monday morning after the vehicle was stolen in Fremont.

Police in Oakland, Calif. recovered dozens of dogs from a transport van Monday morning after the vehicle was stolen in Fremont. (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland Police said they were able to use the GPS tracker inside the van to find the vehicle eight hours later.

“Our officers were able to ping the van and locate it here and detain two subjects and rescue the animals,” Hubbard told KTVU.

TRANSIENT SENTENCED FOR DEADLY SACRAMENTO HOMELESS CAMP SHOOTING

Police are investigating if any dogs are missing or sold because some of the paperwork during the theft of the van is now missing.

Police are investigating if any dogs are missing or sold because some of the paperwork during the theft of the van is now missing. (Oakland Police Department)

Police told the television station the van’s owner won’t face any charges for leaving the animals unattended for hours because she was within legal rules and took appropriate precautions for the animals.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP

The dogs recovered in Oakland were taken to the Oakland Animal Shelter, where they will be cared for while the investigation into the stolen vehicle continues. Authorities are investigating whether all the dogs are accounted for and said it’s unclear if any of them were sold because some of the dogs’ paperwork went missing after the theft.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed


Source : Travis Fedschun Link