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

PHOTOS: No fear

Youngsters swim in Dutch Lake just a few days after the ice goes off

Theft at Mt. Timothy latest challenge for local ski hill

Society president Mike Kidston still hoping local politicians will support referendum on funding

New picnic shelter for Dutch Lake beach

Construction should be completed next week

UPDATE: Truck driver dead after semi goes off Highway 5 near Vavenby

No other persons or vehicles involved in crash, which occurred early Tuesday morning

Surrey man dead after semi-truck goes off road near Vavenby

The truck driver was the lone occupant of the trailer traveling from Blue River

VIDEO: Moose found licking salt off B.C. man’s pickup truck

Tab Baker was in his garage in Prince George when the small moose gave his truck a clean

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.

B.C. student makes short-list for autism advocacy award

Brody Butts honoured for his role as a mentor and self-advocate

Austin Powers ‘Mini-Me’, Verne Troyer, dies at 49

Facebook page confirmed his death Saturday afternoon

Alberta man dead after snowmobile collision on B.C. mountain

The incident occurred on Boulder Mountain Friday morning

B.C. parents grieving teen’s overdose death say it started with opioid prescription

Elliot Eurchuk, 16, died at his Oak Bay home Friday, after taking street drugs

16 of 20 fastest improving B.C. schools are public: Fraser Institute

Independent elementary schools remain at top of the chart in think tank’s annual report card

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called negotiations ‘perpetual’

Pulp mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into B.C. lake

Mackenzie Pulp Mill pleaded guilty to depositing deleterious substance into water frequented by fish

Most Read