Of­fi­cials probe cru­elty to puppy

Calgary Herald - - CITY + REGION - ALANNA SMITH al­smith@post­media.com Twit­ter: @alan­na_­smithh

A stray puppy was found with a rup­tured eye and the other se­verely swollen, prompt­ing the Cal­gary Hu­mane So­ci­ety to seek the pub­lic’s help in an an­i­mal cru­elty in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

A Cal­gar­ian found the suf­fer­ing ter­rier puppy on June 1 wan­der­ing the 2400 block of 43 Street S.E. in the city’s For­est Lawn community. The ap­prox­i­mately eight-week-old puppy was turned over to a vet­eri­nary clinic.

Both of the dog ’s eyes had to be sur­gi­cally re­moved to ease its dis­tress.

Cal­gary Hu­mane So­ci­ety peace of­fi­cers have since opened up an an­i­mal cru­elty in­ves­ti­ga­tion, due to ne­glect.

“This poor puppy was vo­cal­iz­ing in pain up to the point of surgery. He was clearly and overtly suf­fer­ing,” said Brad Ni­chols, se­nior man­ager of an­i­mal cru­elty in­ves­ti­ga­tions, adding they haven’t been able to track down the owner yet be­cause the puppy has no tags.

Ni­chols hopes some­one from the pub­lic will be able to rec­og­nize the puppy and help lo­cate its owner.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call 403-205-4455 or sub­mit a re­port on­line at cal­gary­hu­mane.ca

This stray puppy’s eyes were re­moved to ease his suf­fer­ing.

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