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Case ID: 18062
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Friday, Jun 3, 2011

Disposition: Open
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Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!

The local SPCA is looking for the owner of a dog that was found in serious condition in a downtown alley.

It's an older female Jack Russell terrier, white with tan spots on its head and some greying on its face. The small dog was found in the Wellington South and Hunter Street area, without any identification or tags. It did not match any active missing dog reports.

Animal protection officer Sarah Mombourquette said the dog was picked up June 3 after a member of the public called animal control.

She said they have concerns, and need some questions answered. "It's so important for us to get answers."

At this point, the dog is in the care of the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA. Mombourquette would not give any specifics about the physical condition in which the dog was found or whether it will be put up for adoption so as not to compromise the animal cruelty investigation.

"Our department is kept quite busy in Hamilton and Burlington," she said. "Intentional neglect and wayside neglect is prevalent. Cruelty and a need of education fall into two different categories."

In this case, they are investigating for animal cruelty. Anyone with information is asked to call animal protection at 905-574-7722, ext. 401, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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