EDMONTON -- It's not like you can just go down to the donkey store and pick one off the shelf. That's why cops in Leduc, Alta., are pretty sure they'll find the culprits who stole a donkey from a local farm.
“This was a family pet and the owner is quite upset about the theft,” Mounties said in a release.
Two women in an older model black Jeep Cherokee were last seen with the donkey, May 12, about 1 p.m., at township road 482 between Rural Road 252 and 251, in Leduc County.
The donkey was then loaded into an unknown truck and trailer and taken away.
"It's not common that you have them (donkeys) and it's not common that somebody would take something that's so obvious," Leduc RCMP Const. Tim Galtois said. "I don't know whether they took it as a joke or what they intend on doing with it, but it's going to stand out."
Police have sent a notice to livestock officials and say they are monitoring social media — in case someone tweets about their new, stolen donkey, presumably.
If you have any info on the missing donkey, Leduc RCMP can be reached at: 780-980-7200 or 780-980-7231. Crime stoppers can be contacted at 1 800-222-8477.