Ontario SPCA seeks tips from public to locate owner of charred dog found in Scarborough

Scarborough, ON (November 9, 2016) – The Ontario SPCA is urging members of the public to come forward with information about a badly burned dog found dead on a property in Scarborough.

An Ontario SPCA officer was called to a property southeast of McCowan Road and Highway 401 in Scarborough on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 after groundskeepers discovered the charred body of a small-breed dog. The dog’s body was burned on an off-white coloured cloth with a gold leaf design sometime between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7 at the location where it was found.

The breed, age and gender of the dog are unknown, but investigators believe it had blond-coloured fur. A cause of death has not yet been determined.

If you have any information that could assist in this investigation, or if you see an animal in distress, please call 310-SPCA immediately.

“If you saw smoke in the area, or witnessed anything unusual, please come forward,” says Alison Green, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “We depend on the public to be our eyes and ears and report cases of animal cruelty.”



Melissa Kosowan            

Ontario SPCA



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