Stolen Dog Recovered

A stolen dog has been reunited with his owner.

Over the weekend, Atlas the golden retriever was lured away from a home on Taylor Crescent.

On Tuesday night, an unidentified man began texting the owner's family, demanding a $5000 reward for the dog's safe return.

After reporting the communication to the RCMP, police in Penticton were able to recover Atlas on Wednesday afternoon.

"We got a phone call from the police saying 'Where are you? We have a dog to drop off" said Ian Galt. 

His son Taylor is Atlas' rightful owner.

"[We had] a wonderful reunion in a Shell parking lot. Atlas was just all over it, crying with excitement."

Police have not yet released details as to how the dog was recovered.

Galt also expressed his thanks to the community for the outpouring of support over the past few days.