Police state an offensive smell emanating from an apartment on Vanier Drive in Guelph, Ontario has led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man now facing animal cruelty charges. Zhenlin Lius Huang has been charged with mischief and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.
According to the Mississauga.com, the manager of the building had repeatedly knocked on Huang’s door where he believed the “overwhelming odor” had originated, but no one ever answered. With the manager then believing the tenant may have died in the apartment, the police were summoned and were overwhelmed with the foul odor as they entered the apartment. And there they found a small white Samoyed puppy living in “squalid conditions” in the midst of dozens of piles of rotting feces.
The Guelph Humane Society was contacted and arrived to take the dog into custody. Authorities say the puppy’s hind quarters were so matted they didn’t know if he was able to even defecate. There have not been any updates about the puppy’s condition, although when police found the dog he was not harmed, but clearly suffering from neglect.
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