Today I saw a sight most interesting. A woman walked into Oxford foods rather hurriedly, to pick up (I later learned) some food for her dog who she tied to a tree outside the store. About two minutes after she went in, a van pulled up. Two “official” looking men got out of the van and proceeded to untie a dog, which most certainly did not belong to them, from its post and usher the beast into the back of their van.
There is a man who sits outside Oxford Foods everyday. He is a nice man, who only takes money from strangers if they offer it to him. This man tried to stop the other two men from, essentially, abducting the dog. They ignored him. He plead to them: “The owner just went in, I will go get her!” They ignored him; the dog, by then, was inside the van.
The man did everything to stop them from driving away with their purloined canine: he succeeded, but not without the other men threatening to call the police. By then, a number of people who had seen all of this transpire came to the man’s aid. The Dog Police closed their windows.
Finally, the dog’s real owner came bursting out the doors to save her dog from the clutches of the two Dog Thieves, but not without receiving a ticket and a stern warning from them. They essentially claimed that she was guilty of abusing her dog, by leaving it alone, tied up for over thirty seconds. We were all dismayed.
So, I phoned the number on the side of that van, only to talk to a very arrogant person on the other line who tried to convince me that I was a disruption to his very busy work day (I think I heard the Grey Cup Telecast in the background). I think we need to do something about this. Please feel free to give the Dog Police a call at (250) 414 0233. Together, we might topple this insane regime.