Puppy euthanized after being found visibly injured in a dumpster
The Calgary Humane Society is looking for help from the public to identify the owner of a dog that was found abandoned in a garbage dumpster. The mixed-breed puppy was found in a dumpster near Anderson Road and 24th Street S.W. at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
The animal was found alive but in “severe medical distress” and may have been in the dumpster for up to 48 hours, the humane society said.
The approximately eight- to 10weekoldfemaledogwaseuthanized at the direction of veterinarians.
“Regardless of the source of this dog’s catastrophic injuries, discarding this visibly injured puppy in a dumpster was a callous criminal act,” said Brad Nichols, the senior manager of animal cruelty investigations at the Calgary Humane Society. “This puppy deserves justice.”
Peace officers are asking anyone with information about suspicious activity in the area between Oct. 8 and 10, or information about the identity of the dog, the owner or discarding party, to contact the Calgary Humane Society.
It’s believed the dog was possibly a Labrador/Australian Cattle cross. The puppy was white in colour with faint grey spots.