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Thursday, Feb 22, 2007
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Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
The Sault Ste. Marie and District SPCA is seeking assistance from the public in regards to an abused dog abandoned at the shelter this week.
"Our immediate need is for a foster home," says Cindy Ross, shelter manager.
"And hopefully, as word spreads about the neglect endured by this dog, we will be provided with information that will lead us to the person who is responsible for this."
The five-month old Shepherd mix was left in the after-hours cages located at the shelter.
At first she refused to walk and she was snapping and snarling at the staff out of fear. Once kenneled, she huddled at the back with her head buried and would not eat or drink.
"We tried moving her to a quieter office area to see if she would respond. It was then that we noticed that the collar that had probably been placed on her as a pup, had grown in to the under side of her neck."
The length of the collar removed from her neck was only 13 inches. Measurements indicated that a 16- to 17-inch collar was the appropriate size for her. The dog received veterinary care and is back at the shelter receiving ongoing treatment for both her physical and emotional injuries.
"She has made tremendous progress in a few short days, but the ideal situation for her would be a foster home that can provide her with the specialized care that she requires right now," says Ross. The shelter will be accepting foster applications over the weekend.
Anyone who can provide information regarding the identity of the owners of this dog can contact the shelter at 705/949-3573 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have information on this case, please contact:
Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society
- SooToday.com – Feb 23, 2007
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