Update: Stolen van and 14 show dogs found safe in Redding
REDDING, Calif. —
UPDATE Thursday 11:00 a.m.:
The van and all 14 show dogs have been found. Police say all the dogs are safe.
The reward for the missing dogs has increased to $30,000.
We originally reported that there were 15 dogs in the van at the time it was stolen. We have spoken with the driver, Tony Carter who is also a professional dog handler. He said he erroneously said there were 15 dogs but the number is actually 14. The reward has also climbed to $12,000, as some of the dog owners have contributed throughout the day.
A man traveling from Seattle, Washington to Vallejo, California says his van, with 14 top show dogs inside, has been stolen from the Redding In-N-Out.
The Redding Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in finding the van and the dogs.
The van is a 2018 Dodge ProMaster Cargo Van with a Washington license plate of BKD2048.
Some of the dogs in the van included rat terriers, golden labs, and rottweilers.
A $2,000 reward is being offered to anybody that can help find the van and the dogs.
If you see this van, please call 911 immediately.
Here are surveillance photos of what police believe to be the suspect: