N.B. res­cue group says dog near dead

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

REX­TON, N.B. — An­i­mal wel­fare work­ers in New Brunswick say they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a “hor­rific” case of an­i­mal abuse in the prov­ince. Kent County An­i­mal Res­cue says a dog they re­cently res­cued was starv­ing to death, de­hy­drated and cov­ered in mag­gots.

Ni­cole The­beau says the dog — who has no name at this time — was found at Main River Bridge near Rex­ton. The­beau be­lieves the an­i­mal was tied to a chain and did not have ac­cess to food or wa­ter for weeks. The­beau says of­fi­cials be­lieve the ema­ci­ated dog was so des­per­ate he chewed on his chain, caus­ing his teeth to be worn down.

It took a vet­eri­nar­ian hours to re­move more than 1,000 mag­gots that were found all over the dog, which also had punc­ture wounds.

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