Officials probe cruelty to puppy
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.