The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is seeking information from the public after finding two German shepherds discarded in suspicious manners within a close proximity of time. According to the shelter, a dog’s body was found on Sunday, February 26, on the 1st Line EHS, north of Highway 89 in Mulmur Township.
The dog is described as black and dark tan in color – a brown towel was partially beneath the dog’s body. The body of the German shepherd “type” dog was so badly decomposed that a gender determination could not be made. There was no microchip, or collar, on the dog’s body.
According to Orangeville.com, another German shepherd was found in a ditch in Erin on February 25 – that dog, a female, was wrapped in garbage bags. Like the dog found in Mulmur, there was no identification on the deceased dog’s body.
“Our investigation at this time is to find out if this was an act of animal cruelty,” says Alison Green, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “We are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything unusual in that area to come forward.” The Ontario SPCA has requested that any helpful information be called in to 310-SPCA (7722) immediately.
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Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:
Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities.
Since 1919, when Ontario’s first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.
Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.