Whether dognapped or accidentally released, Tank’s disappearance is a mystery.
For the dog’s owner, George Wang, Tank’s return is all that matters. And the Kitchener, Ontario man is offering a reward of $3,500 for the pit bull’s return.
“On July 27, individual(s) broke into our home and stole our beloved Tank,” Wang wrote on Tank’s Instagram page. “Reliving 10 weeks of his life through his #photojourney 🐶🐶 #bringtankhome”
Yesterday, between 2:30PM and 7:30PM EST, Tank was stolen from our family home. Individual(s) most likely gained access through an unlocked window or the balcony, as we live in a high visibility area and were not home at the time. We are heartbroken and sincerely wish nothing more than to have our baby back. Tank is so sweet, loving, and a sweetheart to everyone he has ever encountered. 😭 A report has been filed, but it is a difficult situation. If the perpetrators were sophisticated enough to plan and execute a break and enter, Tank is most likely out of town by now, but not out of the province. If you or a friend live in WATERLOO REGION, LONDON, HAMILTON, or the GREATER TORONTO AREA in Canada 🇨🇦 , please do the moral thing if Tank is spotted today, tomorrow, or anyday in the future. Theft does not pay. We earnestly hope that Tank’s white paws and loving demeanour will help bring him home safely. ❤️you Tank Discretely message me and I will gladly pay a cash reward for his safe return, no questions asked. If Tank cannot be safely returned, please treat him well and love him dearly. The world is watching and waiting.
Tank is only four months old, but within a few weeks of life on social media, collected almost 20,000 followers on Instagram.
Ontario has banned the pit bull breed — deeming it too dangerous to the public — but the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society told CTV it’s not clear whether Tank is truly a pit bull.
Still, he said Tank was purchased in the United States.
And Tank is all around adorable.
Regardless, pit bull is how Wang tags the dog on the social media platform. That’s even though Wang also says he’s not 100 per cent sure of the breed.
But mostly, he just wants his fur-baby back.
“We are heartbroken and sincerely wish nothing more than to have our baby back,” Wang wrote. “Tank is so sweet, loving, and a sweetheart to everyone he has ever encountered.”
Wang worries the dog has already been taken out of the area, if not the province.
“We earnestly hope that Tank’s white paws and loving demeanour will help bring him home safely. We ❤️ you Tank and miss you,” he pleads on Facebook.
The reward includes $1,000 that was contributed by an anonymous donor.
Police are investigating. And, Wang continues to hold out hope – and post photos of Tank.
“Discretely message me and I will gladly pay a cash reward for his safe return, absolutely no questions asked,” Wang says. “If Tank cannot be safely returned, please treat him well and love him dearly.”