SPCA investigating after dog found starved to death near Revelstoke

The BC SPCA is seeking the public's help after a dog that apparently starved to death was found in a box in Glacier National Park.

The BC SPCA is investigation after this dog was found starved to death in Glacier National Park.

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help after a dog that apparently starved to death was found in a box in Glacier National Park.

SPCA Const. Cathy Woodward said the incident was reported to the agency last Tuesday.

The dog weighed a mere five kilograms when it was found at a truck pull out near the western boundary of Glacier National Park by a member of the avalanche control team, she said.

“The dog was inside a crate and the crate was inside a box. When he went to the box, he saw the dog and it was obviously deceased,” she said. “He brought it to a vet who said that it died of starvation.”

A necropsy is being conducted on the dog to determine the exact cause of death. The dog is described as a terrier cross that is tan in colour. Normally it would weigh around 16 kilograms.

Woodward said there were feces inside the crate, meaning the dog was likely alive when it was abandoned at the side of the highway.

“There were photographs, but they’re much too graphic to send them out with the releases,” she said.

The dog had no ID, so the SPCA is asking for the public’s help.

“Basically we’re just hoping to get help from the public that may have noticed somebody’s dog missing that fits that description so we can find out what transpired,” said Woodward.

The BC SPCA is asking anyone with information about the incident to please contact its animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722.

 

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