Iqaluit police seek stolen animal drugs
Stolen medication potentially lethal to humans, limits clinic’s services
Police in Iqaluit are asking the public’s help in recovering medication recently stolen from the community’s only veterinary clinic.
RCMP responded to a break, enter and theft at NunaVet veterinarian clinic in Apex, which took place late Jan. 23 or early in the early hours of Jan. 24,
During the break-in, someone broke into a safe and took veterinary medication that, if consumed by humans, may be lethal, RCMP said in a Jan. 27 news release.
In a message posted to Facebook Jan. 25, NunaVet’s owner and veterinarian Dr. Leia Cunningham also asked the community’s help in recovering the stolen medication, which she called “essential supplies.”
“Understandably, this affects more than just the clinic and the staff,” Cunningham wrote. “The loss of essential services puts both the public safety at risk, as well as the health of our pets.
“From a small business standpoint, this is also a significant loss.”
Services at the clinic are now limited due to the theft, she added.
Anyone with information about the stolen medication should call the RCMP at (867) 979-0123 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if they wish to remain anonymous.
The public can also reach NunaVet at (867) 979-1181.