Arrest made in case of injured Boxer buried alive in Montreal

A man described to be in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the dog found beaten and strangled and then buried alive in Monteregie. According to the Metro News, the Surete du Quebec stated the man turned himself in to the police station in Rouville on Thursday. The resident, who lives in St-Paul d’Abbotsford, has been questioned by police and released with a promise to appear in court.

“The individual has been released and could subsequently be issued a summons to appear,” stated SQ Sgt. Claude Denis.

The unidentified man faces animal cruelty charges which, if found guilty, could face up to five years in prison. The man’s identity will not be made public unless he is formally charged. Investigators are stated to still be waiting for the necropsy results and will then present all of the evidence to the Crown who will decide if charges will be pressed.

The dog, later named Sugar Ray, was discovered on Tuesday when a man out walking heard faint whimpering sounds in the area of Saint-Paul d’Abbotsford located in southwest Montreal. He went in search of the sounds, and what he found was shocking – a dog buried alive!  According to Monteregie SPCA  inspector, Linda Robertson, the man spotted a paw sticking out of the ground as the dirt moved beside it.  The male dog was still breathing and very much alive. He called 911, and officers rushed to the area and helped dig the dog out of his grave; a blanket had been wrapped around him.

Rushed to a veterinary hospital for emergency care, it was thought that Sugar Ray had been nearly strangled and hit with a blunt object. By Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the dog’s condition had improved, however late Wednesday afternoon, Sugar Ray struggled to breath; and despite veterinarian efforts to keep him alive, the dog went into cardiac arrest and died. The SPCA Monteregie posted the sad news on their Facebook page.

“Very sad news….our beautiful Boxer whom we named Sugar Ray, who fought so hard to survive, has passed away this afternoon. He was surrounded by the people who loved and cared for him – the vet techs and veterinarians of the Chambly Veterinarian Hospital.
We are heart broken as we know everyone will be. We are so grateful for your love and support towards Sugar Ray.
Details of Sugar’s death are not yet confirmed. We will update you as soon as we have more news.
Thank you…”

There has been no information as yet how the suspect knew Sugar Ray.

Read the previous update here.

(Photos of Boxer buried alive via SPCA)

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22 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I hope this fool get the book thrown at him, I don’t care what excuse he uses, he needs to go to jail!

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  2. Gena says:

    When the evidence is all collected can someone please show this man what it feels like to be buried alive!!no brains.

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  3. Pamela D'Angio says:

    TORTURE AND STRANGLE THIS BASTARD FOR HURTING THIS BOXER AND THEN BURY THE POS ALIVE. WHAT AN ABUSER DOES TO AN ANIMAL THEY NEED THE SAME SHIT TO HAPPEN TO THEM SICK BASTARD.

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  4. Pam says:

    I hate people. Give me paws any day. Creep. Waste of oxygen. The dredge of Human beings. Hopefully you will get yours. Pos

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  5. pennysdachshund says:

    Well he must be a Rich SOB, a Political figure… or a city/county official … he needed to be charged for admitting he did this horrific deed…

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    • ellen cottone says:

      He only came forward because he knew he had to because some camera got his plate # also that he would only get a conviction for illigal dumping . not an animal brutality charge.

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  6. Nancy Raymond says:

    This ahole turns himself in and he was allowed to walk out?????? This maggot totally deserves to be driven out to the country and buried 15 feet deep and left. WHY is he not charged? Another example of brain dead spineless authorities who consider animal cruelty a joke. I agree w/Pam, give me paws any day – humans SUCK.

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  7. Jackie Smith says:

    Anyone who inflicts this type of cruelty on an animal, clearly has no empathy and if this man did it, he’s capable of doing the same thing to a child or adult. He is dangerous. This event made me sick. He should get the maximum sentence and more. And he should be arrested and in jail now!
    Jackie Smith

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  8. ellen cottone says:

    Im worried for the other pets in his house.
    I feel very bad if suger ray was wrenched from the life of its Tru love and true gardian who also lives in the same home.

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