FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - KINGSTON, ON (April 2, 2015) – On March 24, 2015, a Shih Tzu-type dog was found wandering in Kingston, Ontario, in the area of Division Street and Barbara Avenue. The dog required immediate veterinary attention and the Ontario SPCA is requesting the public’s help to locate the owner.


The elderly dog is a tan-coloured male, estimated to be 15-years-old. A veterinary exam determined the Shih Tzu was suffering from multiple medical issues including vision impairment due to cataracts, dental disease with missing teeth, and a severe flea infestation. He was unable to walk properly and his nails were growing into the pads of his feet.


The animal is currently receiving care and treatment at the Kingston Humane Society.



“If pet owners are unable or unwilling to care for an animal there are better options than letting the animal suffer,” says Steve Toy, Senior Inspector. “Contact your local Ontario SPCA Community to discuss available services.”


If you have any information pertaining to the owner of this animal, please contact Agent Rene Baker at 613-354-2181 ext-430.


To report cruelty please call 310-SPCA or email your concern to




Media Contact
Inspector Brad Dewar
Investigation & Communications Officer
Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office


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