Puppy eu­th­a­nized af­ter be­ing found vis­i­bly in­jured in a dump­ster

Calgary Herald - - CITY -

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.

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