FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Courtice, ON (August 11, 2016) – The Ontario SPCA is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a German Shepherd found in poor health in Courtice, ON.

On July 29, Clarington Animal Control picked up a German Shepherd in the Rosswell Drive and Bloor Street area of Courtice. Due to the concerning condition of the dog, the Ontario SPCA was contacted.

The dog was taken to the Humane Society of Durham Region to be provided with care, and was immediately assessed by a veterinarian. The veterinarian found the dog had a severe ear infection, extremely overgrown nails and dental issues. The dog had alopecia on the front and hind legs, head and most of her back. There was also a small mass on the stomach. The Shepherd also had a low body condition score.

“Now named ‘Journey,’ the dog is recovering,” says Alison Green, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA.  “Despite her health challenges, Journey is very sweet and friendly and is expected to make a full recovery.”

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




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