Stolen Cle Elum service dog, missing 5 months, found in Bellingham
by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish
Posted on February 22, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Updated yesterday at 2:32 PM
The dog named Lakota disappeared from Ken and Barb Toczek’s home on Oct. 9.Ken is a disabled diabetic.
A handler tracked the 4-year-old female Australian Shepard down Forest Service Road 3350 and determined she was picked up by a vehicle.
“We don’t know who took her,” Barb said. “It was hunting season at the time she disappeared. We speculate it was a hunter that came through.”
The Toczeks hired an international K-9 search unit to look for the dog and posted a notice on Craigslist.
Then, on Thursday, they got a phone call from the Whatcom Humane Society: “We think we have your dog.”