Starved dog found dead in Calgary alley
The Calgary Humane Society says it's investigating after a starved Siberian husky was found dead in an alley with its mouth taped shut.
Meanwhile, a Global Calgary news crew says that while reporting on the story Thursday, it also found a dead cat with its mouth muzzled in green painters tape.
The dog was found Jan. 9 in a southside neighbourhood and the Humane Society is trying to identify it.
Clear medical tape was used to keep the animal's mouth shut.
Investigators believe that may have led to the emaciated condition in which it was found.
The husky was so skinny when it died that its ribs could be seen clearly though its grey and white fur.
Brad Nichols, manager of the cruelty investigations section of the Calgary Humane Society, calls it an obvious case of intentional cruelty.
"We hope someone is able to identify the dog so we can ensure accountability for this cruel act and prevent future such acts," he said in a statement.
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