Authorities is Quebec City are investigating an animal cruelty and neglect case after a small dog was found behind an apartment building severely injured over the weekend. When the new tenants arrived to move it, they were shocked and horrified to see part of the dog’s face had been torn off, and he had been left to suffer in agonizing pain.
According to Radio Canada, the rescue group Fideles Moustachus was called upon to rescue the dog. Rescue employee, Audrey Belleau’s heart broke when she found the dog:
“These are things that are difficult to experience. Not only was the animal suffering, but you could hear it suffering,” Audrey stated.
The dog’s injuries were so severe veterinarians examining him decided humane euthanasia was necessary. A criminal complaint has been filed with the Quebec City police. The responsible person could face a prison sentence. In a statement from the Quebec Society for the Protection of Animals, the dog’s condition and the abuse he suffered was referred to as “disgusting.”
Fideles Moustachus has also noted a huge increase in stray dogs and voluntary surrenders for the month of June when many annual leases expire.
“It’s a big month — that’s an 80 per cent increase in strays over May, and a 50 per cent increase in animals surrendered voluntarily,” said Fideles Moustachus spokesperson Vicky Lamontagne.
Rest in peace little dog. We can only hope your abuser is found and punished.
(Photo of disfigured dog (blurred) via Fideles Moustachus Facebook)
Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.