Kianna the 12 year old cocker spaniel went missing from Cuthbert Holmes Park on Saturday. The mysterious disappearance has flustered her owners, one of which was just metres away when she went missing. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Tragic ending as missing American spaniel found

Recovery in Cuthbert Holmes Park ends five day search for cocker spaniel

The mystery of a dog that went missing on Saturday was solved with a tragic end.

The owner found Kianna, a 12-year-old black American cocker spaniel, dead in the Colquitz River on Thursday. The dog was a little ways from where she was last seen off leash on Saturday when she ran off from her owner during a walk in Cuthbert Holmes Park.

The discovery by owner Kaj Fulton, who was kayaking in the river Thursday, ends a five-day search for the dog that started Saturday.

READ ALSO: Disappearance of senior spaniel mystifies owners

Suffering health issues and aging, Kianna moved so slowly Fulton was stunned that Kianna wasn’t there when he turned around to let her catch up during the walk on Saturday. He instantly began searching but couldn’t find her.

“We are so thankful to everyone who helped us in our time of need,” said Kelsey Fulton. “We are overwhelmed with sadness but will continue to cherish every moment we had with our beautiful Keeks.

“I can’t believe the amount of people who’ve gone looking for her in Cuthbert, it’s been heartwarming to see how many friends and family [went] through the park.”

reporter@saanichnews.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Thousands raised for cancer at second annual Gala for Hope

Victoria Fire Department’s fundraiser a success ahead of Ride to Conquer Cancer

Vet services for Victoria’s pets of the homeless cancelled for first time in a decade

Vets for Pets faces a volunteer shortage that’s forced the group to cancel its recent service

Wooldog among mysteries uncovered with powerful UVic microscope

Finding ‘Mutton,’ a dog lost in a Smithsonian drawer for 150 years

Optometrist pedals through depression, leads others for the cause

Ride Don’t Hide bike rides start, end at Windsor Park

Peninsula Streams Society to restore 120 metres of Colquitz Watershed

With goal of contributing to the recovery of cutthroat and coho salmon

Victoria Weekender: What’s happening this weekend, June 15-16

Car Free YYJ, a barber battle and an Outdoor Discovery Day

Homalco tour gives glimpse into area’s ‘People, Land, Water’

First Nation business mixes cultural components with wildlife excursions

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Most Read