ailing dog put down after being abandoned

Blind, ailing dog abandoned at store had to be put down

An ailing dog, blind and diabetic, had to be put down after a woman abandoned her at a pet store in  northeast Calgary. The Calgary Humane Society issued a release about the cruel abandonment on Thursday. The animal welfare agency stated:

At approximately noon on February 21, 2019, a senior female dog, appearing to be a maltese or bichon, suffering severe medical neglect, was abandoned by an unknown female in the Sunridge Petland store.

According to the shelter, the store’s surveillance video showed a woman entering the pet store with something “concealed” in her coat. Moments later, the woman exited the store with the jacket open. Employees at the store discovered a “blind and immobile” dog who was left behind. The staff reached out to the humane society to report the dog’s abandonment.

The shelter explained why the dog had to be euthanized:

Examination of the dog revealed a very poor prognosis due to untreated diabetes. Diabetic animals that go untreated, suffer immensely. Veterinarians determined the dog needed to be euthanized to end its suffering.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations, said,

“While some may see this as a semi-responsible abandonment as it was done indoors at a pet store, it remains irresponsible, inappropriate and criminal. There are a multitude of veterinary clinics in the area, as well as the services of Calgary Humane Society that could have been utilized rather than dumping an elderly, blind dog in unfamiliar surroundings. We would like to speak with the woman in the video to further understand the actions taken on February 21.”

If you have any information about this case please contact Calgary Humane Society at 403-205-4455

MEDIA RELEASE: SEEKING HELP IDENTIFYING OWNER OF ABANDONED DOG At approximately noon on February 21, 2019, a senior female dog, appearing to be a maltese or bichon, suffering severe medical neglect, was abandoned by an unknown female in the Sunridge Petland store. Surveillance video shows a woman entering the pet store with something concealed in her jacket. Within minutes, she leaves with the jacket loose and open. Soon after, store staff discovered a blind and immobile dog left behind. Calgary Humane Society was notified of the offense and the dog was seized as abandoned. Examination of the dog revealed a very poor prognosis due to untreated diabetes. Diabetic animals that go untreated, suffer immensely. Veterinarians determined the dog needed to be euthanized to end its suffering. Investigators have not been able to identify the woman in the video and hope the public may recognize her so the investigation can be pursued further. Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations, said, “While some may see this as a semi-responsible abandonment as it was done indoors at a pet store, it remains irresponsible, inappropriate and criminal. There are a multitude of veterinary clinics in the area, as well as the services of Calgary Humane Society that could have been utilized rather than dumping an elderly, blind dog in unfamiliar surroundings. We would like to speak with the woman in the video to further understand the actions taken on February 21.” If you have any information about this case please contact Calgary Humane Society at 403-205-4455 or online at https://www.calgaryhumane.ca/what-we-do/cruelty-investigation-and-animal-protection/report-cruelty/

Posted by Calgary Humane Society on Thursday, March 7, 2019

Report possible cases of animal cruelty to the animal shelter at this link.

Yesterday: Ultimate betrayal – irresponsible family allowed young dog to get pregnant, then dumped her; more here.

 

2 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    What a way to dump your pet. That poor dog must have been scared, when their time comes it’s your responsibility to do the right thing and be with them as they pass. I hope they find the POS woman and she is charged with abandonment.

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