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Dog tortured and left in dumpster in critical condition

The SPCA is hoping to save the two-year-old German Shepherd found abused, underweight, and near death in a Vancouver dumpster on Wednesday.
 

The SPCA is hoping to save the two-year-old German Shepherd found abused, underweight, and near death in a Vancouver dumpster on Wednesday.

Photograph by: Handout , SPCA

VANCOUVER — The two-year-old German Shepherd left for dead in a dumpster Wednesday was once a police dog candidate but deemed too friendly, the B.C. SPCA said Thursday.

Preliminary tests showed the dog will likely be a quadriplegic after what appears to be a vicious attack, said Marcie Moriarty, SPCA Manager of cruelty investigations.

“We can’t rule out the possibility he was hit by a car, but evidence is suggesting it was caused by a person. He didn’t jump into the dumpster himself,” Moriarty said.

The pup was found in a dumpster in Kitsilano on the 1400 block of Maple Street on Wednesday. He was underweight and wrapped in a bloody blanket covering his bruises and lacerations. A vet exam showed the dog has spinal cord damage and air around his lungs and is not likely to recover.

“We’re praying for a miracle, but his injuries are significant,” Moriarty said.

The SPCA with Vancouver Police have identified the animal’s owner but have not made contact yet, Moriarty said. He has had more than one owner, according to information stored on the dog’s microchip.

Under the Criminal Code, the maximum penalty for animal cruelty causing death is up to five years in jail and a lifetime ban on owning pets. A fine can also be imposed of up to $10,000.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/German+Shepherd+found+Kitsilano+dumpster+expected+recover/6960877/story.html#ixzz217n7CXPR

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6 responses to “Dog tortured and left in dumpster in critical condition

  1. That is almost a blessing in disguise for Captain – sounds like he’d suffered more than enough. The culprit must never be allowed to own another animal, ever. But how do you enforce such a law?

    • A lot of what is going on is not be released to the public to ensure the evidence can be used in Court. I’m going to do an update shortly and a vigil is being planned for Captain et al Wednesday evening.

  2. Well I sincerely hope the owners get the maximum of everything that can be thrown at them. Absolutely terrible.

  3. What on earth happened? That poor darling. It does sound like they may be able to track the owner down. If you hear any more, please do let us know.

    • “Captain” died of heart attack last evening while being prepped for a scan at Canada West Vet Specialists. I had my Bobby there 2 wks ago for diagnosis and they are the best.
      The monster who is suspected has refused to come out of his apt. when the cops went there. Hopefully now they can get whatever is necessary to get him out. (for his own safety)
      This is a very difficult storey for me to follow, and is the worst part of animal advocacy BUT we have to keep doing this to educate people that this S%^& does happen in your own neighbourhood so each and everyone of us must speak out and act when we see or suspect abuse, neglect …