Ontario SPCA seeks information from public to locate owner of deceased dog found near Shelburne

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Shelburne, ON (March 8, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA is urging members of the public to come forward with information about a deceased German Shepherd type dog found on the side of a road in Mulmur Township.

The body of the dog was found by a passerby on Sunday, February 26, 2017 on the 1st Line EHS, north of Highway 89, in Mulmur Township. A brown towel was partially underneath the dog’s body. The dog is a large adult German Shepherd type dog and is black and dark tan in colour. It was not wearing a collar and no microchip was found. Due to the level of decomposition, the gender of the dog could not be determined

If you have any information that could assist in this investigation, please call 310-SPCA (7722) immediately.

“Our investigation at this time is to find out if this was an act of animal cruelty,” says Alison Green, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA.  “We are asking anyone who may have witnessed anything unusual in that area to come forward.”



Melissa Kosowan

Ontario SPCA



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Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities.

Since 1919, when Ontario’s first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.


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