An elderly Shih Tzu was abandoned outside of the Calgary Humane Society on Wednesday night. And if that wasn’t tragic enough to leave a defenseless dog all alone tethered to a pole, the “cowardly person” walked away from the ailing dog during a pouring rain storm.
According to the organization’s press release, surveillance footage, which was not clear enough to identify the culprit, the dog not only suffered from a large open mass on his hind leg, he also had been in end stage renal failure. Sadly, the dog was in severe pain and veterinarians decided to humanely euthanize the dog.
The Calgary Humane Society is asking for the public’s help. Brad Nichols, Senior Manager of Animal Cruelty Investigations stated:
“This was a truly cowardly act. To abandon an animal in inclement weather rather than fulfil his/her legally obligatory animal care duties is an act that will not be tolerated in Calgary. We hope public tips will point us in the right direction so we can hold the offender accountable.”
Watch the YouTube video and if you recognize the dog or the person abandoning the dog, contact Calgary Humane Society at 403-205-4455 or www.calgaryhumane.ca/cruelty
Rest in peace little one. We are so sorry you were abandoned in the time of your greatest needs. We hope you find justice.
Photos of cowardly person dropping off elderly Shih Tzu via the Calgary Humane Society.
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