Pet Valu dog tag purchasers asked to contact town hall
January 16, 2013
GRAVENHURST - Municipal dog tag information from 10 customers of Pet Valu was among the items stolen from the Gravenhurst location during an armed robbery by two suspects Dec. 21.
Town chief bylaw officer Jim Wouters is hoping those customers, who purchased dog tag numbers 101 through 111, will contact the department to re-file their information with the municipality. He said they will not be required to pay again, but the theft means there is no contact information on file should their pets ever go missing and end up with bylaw or the OSPCA.
“We’re just asking those people to call the town office to give us their information again so we can take their pets home instead of to Orillia (OSPCA),” he said. “There was no sensitive information with what was taken; it was basically just the address, phone number and the veterinarian information. They (the tags in question) were all cash purchases.
“What was taken was the receipts from those transactions and the (pet) registry information,” Wouters added.
Police are still investigating the crime which took place Dec. 21, just as store staff was closing up for the evening. No employees were harmed, but two masked men entered the Pet Valu, brandishing a gun and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and some merchandise. An envelope with the dog tag receipts and information was taken along with the cash from the register.
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