FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Orillia, ON (August 11, 2016) – The Ontario SPCA is seeking information from the public about a blond Cocker Spaniel found with advanced dental disease and severely matted fur.

On July 28, an Orillia Animal Control Officer was called to pick up a stray dog on Gill Street in Orillia. Finding the severely dehydrated and emaciated Cocker Spaniel, the Officer immediately brought her to a veterinary clinic.

The veterinarian estimated the Cocker Spaniel to be between the ages of 12 and 16 years old. An examination revealed a respiratory infection, advanced dental disease and severe cataracts that rendered the dog completely blind. She also had a severe flea infestation, and was incredibly filthy with severely matted fur that prevented her from walking. Unfortunately, the dog was euthanized as a result of these severe and chronic conditions.  

“There is no excuse when it comes to failing to care for your animals,” says Alison Green, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “We want to remind the public to call 310-SPCA if you see an animal in distress.”

The Ontario SPCA is asking anyone who has any information about this dog to call 310-SPCA immediately.


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