Dog News Examiner by Penny Eims
Nelson, BC - For individuals that love their dogs, there is no distinction between a label of canine or family. Emotions for these beloved companion dogs vary little, if any, from those felt towards human members of the family. For those that feel that their dog is their family, there is little difference between the kidnapping of their dog, and the kidnapping of their child-the emotions are devastating.
For this reason, Kristi and Alex Malakoff are currently in a state panic over what appears to be the dog-napping of their beloved Boston Terrier, Moose. On Monday, Sept. 13, Moose disappeared from 502 Vernon Street (corner of Ward), in Nelson, BC.
On Monday, Kristi was working at the Touchstones Museum in Nelson. Around 12:50 pm, she took a brief moment to get her lunch - when she returned...moments later, Moose was gone.
Kristi began a frantic search of the lobby area, and then headed outside. Two workers immediately asked her if she was searching for her small black dog - they had seen a tall, dark-haired man enter the loading bay of the gallery and snatch the small, black and white dog and then head towards Main Street.
A third apparent witness saw a man fitting the same description, holding Moose, and walking across Josephine Street, at Baker. Kristi's gut instinct tells her that this tall, dark-haired man is not local - that he has left the area, but she has no way of knowing for sure.
Police reports have been filed and fliers have been created, but Kristi is desperate for more eyes and ears to be made aware of this situation. Moose is more than her treasured dog - he is her friend, her companion, her family. She is mourning his loss like that of a lost child and she is in need of help.
Identifying Information for "Moose":
9 yrs of age
Black with white on the chest
Scar on left eye
Missing right claw on the front paw
Reward offered $2000 - NO QUESTIONS ASKED
Any tips can be phoned to Kristi or Alex at 250-352-0542 or 604-762-5797
It is impossible to know the motive of the individual that took Moose from Kristi. Moose could have been stolen so that someone could sell him. Someone could have had an infatuation with the breed and decided to help themselves to a beautiful dog that was small enough to snatch. Prayers that Moose was not taken to be a bait dog.
Please help circulate this article to friends, family and those on Facebook and ... Please Tweet and circulate as much as possible. For those that consider their dogs to be family - empathy can be felt for Kristi and Alex's current sense of dread, panic and loss.