On May 25, 2009, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported stolen dog belonging to a Humboldt resident. The owner told deputies he last saw his hunting dog “Lady” on Forest Road 132 near the Brindle Pup Mine, Mingus Mountain area, during the morning of May 19, 2009.
The owner explained he had “Lady” and three other dogs tracking on Forest Road 132 when the dogs began pursing an animal into a canyon area. All four of his dogs were equipped with radio tracking collars at the time. Later that afternoon, the owner and his friend tracked three of the dogs to the bottom of the canyon using radio telemetry equipment. The owner was unable to obtain a radio signal reading on “Lady’s” collar. A search of the area revealed fresh dog paw tracks, likely belonging to “Lady,” which returned to the road and abruptly ended where off-road vehicle tracks started. Based on this find, the owner believes “Lady” was stolen and removed from the area and was now outside radio tracking range.
The owner told deputies he had a hunting dog stolen in the past and was able to recover the animal due to the tracking equipment. He delayed reporting this theft in hopes of locating “Lady” while using his radio tracking equipment and checking local dog pounds. His attempts over the next several days were unsuccessful.
“Lady” is a classified as a “Walker” breed hound dog, with tri-coloring consisting of white, brown and black. Her head is slender and mostly brown with brown ears. She is valued at $1500.00. “Lady” was wearing an identification collar and tracking collar.
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of “Lady,” please contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260, or report the information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. If a suspect is arrested in this case, the caller becomes eligible for a cash reward.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at
(928) 771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov