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Dog starves to death in box

The BC SPCA is hoping the public can help solve an animal cruelty case involving a deceased dog found near Revelstoke.

“A member of the avalanche control safety patrol found a large cardboard box at a truck turn-around on the Western boundary of Glacier National Park,” says BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Kathy Woodward. “Inside the box was a dog crate containing a deceased terrier-cross dog.”  Cst. Woodward notes there was feces inside the crate, leading constables to believe that the dog, who was tan in colour and had no identification, was alive when abandoned.

“A dog of this type should weight approximately 35 pounds, but this poor dog weighed a mere 11 pounds,” says Woodward. “A necropsy is being carried out, but it would appear that the dog was starved to death.”

The BC SPCA is asking anyone with information about the case to please contact the BC SPCA animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722.

In another recent case of animal cruelty a dog was shot with pellets near Chase, but the animal will recover.

The BC SPCA responds to nearly 8,000 complaints of animal cruelty each year and relies on community donations to support its work. To find out more information visit the SPCA online.

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