Horribly neglected dog rescued

Couple charged after horribly neglected dog rescued from tether

A couple in Duncan, British Columbia, is facing animal cruelty charges after a horribly neglected dog was discovered in their care earlier this month. According to the BC SPCA,  Anderson Joe and Melissa Tooshley are facing charges for the deplorable condition of their dog, who was rescued on February 16.

By the time that officials discovered and freed the dog, he was emaciated and horribly injured from a collar which was deeply embedded in the flesh of his neck. In a press release, Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA described the horrific conditions at the property where the dog was found:

“We received a report of a dog in distress and when the constables arrived at the property they found a medium-sized brown dog on a tether that was only a few inches long, standing in a large pile of mud and feces.”

Moriaty added:

“The constables used bolt cutters to free the dog and immediately rushed him to an emergency veterinary clinic. The wound from the embedded collar exposed the dog’s trachea and jugular vein – it was horrific.”

Though the dog was provided with veterinary care, the impact of the horrific neglect had taken a deadly toll – the dog succumbed to his critical condition two day after being rescued.

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