Ontario SPCA

Ontario SPCA

September 04, 2014 12:28 ET

The Ontario SPCA Appeals to the Public to Help Find the Owner of Three Dogs Found Deceased in Elgin County

ELGIN COUNTY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2014) - The Ontario SPCA is appealing to the public to help find the owner of three dogs that were found deceased on the side of Southwold Township Road in Elgin County.

On August 26th, 2014, the Ontario SPCA was notified by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) about three deceased dogs wrapped in plastic type wrap on the side of a road. The dogs were three female medium-large sized lab-type dogs, approximately 50 lbs; two red/tan coloured and one black with a white spot on chest.

After conducting an investigation, the OPP found there were in fact three dogs deceased wrapped in plastic hanging on a guardrail. The assistance of the Ontario SPCA was requested in determining the cause of death.

It was concluded that all three dogs suffered gunshot wounds to the head and face area. The gunshot wounds were consistent with the dogs being confined while shot. It also appeared that at least one of the dogs had been badly beaten.

"The Ontario SPCA is urging anyone who may have information on who these dogs belonged to, or the owners themselves, to come forward and contact the Society," said Jennifer Bluhm, Senior Inspector. "Please call 310-SPCA, email cruelty@ospca.on.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), if you have any information which could be useful to this case."

The investigation is currently ongoing.

The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners that if you have concerns for the welfare of your animal there are other alternatives than allowing an animal to go without adequate care. Contact your local Ontario SPCA to discuss our available services.

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.


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    Inspector Scott Sylvia
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