Appeal for Help in Identifying Owner of Neglected Dog (Warning Graphic Content)

November 27, 2017

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

On October 27, 2017, at approximately 3:00pm, a deceased, neutered, male Boston Terrier was left in a travel carrier behind a dumpster at a hotel in Vista Heights in NE Calgary.

Surveillance video shows an unidentified person driving into the hotel parking lot, taking a kennel out of the vehicle’s trunk, and placing it behind a large dumpster. The vehicle is described as an older model four-door sedan, light tan or gold in colour.

On examination, it was determined the senior dog suffered from severe chronic medical problems that could not have gone unnoticed by anyone regularly near the dog. The investigation has hit a dead end and investigators are seeking public information on the identity of the dog and its owner.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Cruelty Investigations said, “The degree of neglect suffered by this dog prior to its death is criminal in nature. The manner in which this dog was disposed of speaks to the owner’s knowledge and intent. We are hopeful someone recognizes the dog and/or the vehicle and can provide us with information that can lead to justice for this poor dog.”

 

 

Winter Dog Walking Safety

winter dog walking

 

Well, it appears winter has arrived. Burr!!!

Each year when the first dusting of snow arrives we start getting a lot of questions at the shelter about winter dog walking safety. How cold is too cold? Does my dog need boots? For the answers to these questions and many more, keep reading! (more…)

Charges Related to Dog Tethered to Flatbed Trailer

Immediate Release – November 14, 2017

On October 28, 2017, a photo of a dog tethered to a flatbed trailer being hauled through Calgary began circulating on social media. A joint investigation into the welfare of the dog was initiated shortly afterwards by Calgary Police Service, with support from Calgary Humane Society and Rocky View County.

On November 11, 2017, the dog’s owner, Volodymyr IRODENKO of Rocky View was charged under municipal, provincial and federal legislation for offenses ranging from causing an animal to be in distress, to transporting an animal outside the cab of a vehicle.

Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations said, “Transporting dogs in the beds of trucks can be incredibly dangerous to the dog, between exposure to extreme weather and the risk of falling. This offense is aggravated by the manner in which this dog was being transported, on a flatbed with no side rails to keep him on the trailer. We are very lucky, in Calgary, to have agencies that can work together so effectively to ensure the well being of animals and accountability for reckless owners.”

Calgary Humane Society and CPS spokespersons will be available for comment at 11:00 AM at Calgary Humane Society: 4455 110 Avenue SE.