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

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Erin, ON (March 3, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA is urging members of the public to come forward with information about a deceased German Shepherd found partially wrapped in garbage bags on the side of a road in Erin, Ontario.

The body of the dog was discovered by a passerby on Saturday, February 25, 2017 on the 4th Line of Erin, between 32ndSideroad and City Road 50. The dog is a full grown, female German Shepherd and was wearing a black leather collar when she was found. The dog was not wearing a tag and no microchip was located.

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.  “If you witnessed anything unusual in that area, or if you know someone who had a German Shepherd that can no longer be accounted for, please come forward.”

*Editor’s note: Photos available upon request.



Melissa Kosowan

Ontario SPCA



Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

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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