Ontario SPCA seeking information after dog found in rough shape in Newmarket

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Newmarket, ON (February 7, 2019) – The Ontario SPCA is seeking information from the public after a dog was found in very poor condition in Newmarket.

Dog found in rough shape in NewmarketThe elderly tan-coloured female Poodle-type dog in thin body condition was turned over to Newmarket Animal Services on January 21 by a member of the public who reported finding the dog on Amelia Street in Newmarket, near Davis Drive and Main Street. The dog underwent a veterinary examination, which revealed she was suffering from a broken jaw and had a large mammary tumour, severe dental disease and overgrown nails. Sadly, due to the poor condition in which the dog was found, she was euthanized at the recommendation of a veterinarian.

The dog was not microchipped and was not wearing tags. The Ontario SPCA is trying to determine who owned this dog and is asking anyone with any information to come forward.

“If you have any information about this dog, we urge you to report that information so we can follow up accordingly,” says Alison Green, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “We want to determine who owned this dog and the circumstances surrounding the condition in which she was found.”

To report information about this dog, or to report animal welfare concerns, call the Ontario SPCA’s province-wide animal cruelty hotline at 310-SPCA (7722).




Melissa Kosowan
Ontario SPCA


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