Police looking for help to find dog abuser

Police found a dog near death in Aurora, Ontario and are looking for help to identify the person or people who mistreated it.  The dog was found last Sunday at about 12:45 p.m.curled up in a ball under a tree, suffering from serious head injuries.  On top of that, the dog had been branded, apparently using some type of chemical agent, with the numbers 191 on both sides of its body.

Such an act of cruelty toward an innocent and defenceless animal is unthinkable and authorities want to find the perpetrator.  Constable  Netashia McLellan of York Regional Police found the dog while on patrol and called the OSPCA who rushed it to a veterinary clinic in Richmond Hill for emergency surgery for its wounds.  In addition to it’s head injury, it is blind in one eye and is now in the care of the Ontario SPCA.

Officer McLellan is credited with saving the dogs life.  She found it on Offord Crescent, near Bayview Avenue and Bloomington Road East.  Police and the OSCPA are investigating and are appealing for the dog’s owner and any witnesses to come forward, as they try to determine how the wounds were inflicted. Both McLelland and the dog, who is recovering, attended a press conference this morning related to the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the OSPCA at 1-888-668-7722 ext. 392.


  1. Anonymous says on  11/08/2012 at 9:39 pm

    Why do people have to be so cruel? That dog didn’t deserve that AT ALL!!

  2. Eden says on  11/08/2012 at 10:11 pm

    This is so cruel…im loosing faith in humanity… and this why i would rather choose to hang out with animals rather than humans. We are supposed to be more evolve, more sympathetic, but SOME PEOPLE ACT WORST THAN ANIMALS. I’ll pray for this sick person to get caught soon.

  3. Anonymous says on  11/09/2012 at 8:19 am

    it might mean september 11? and now is nov 9..could it be related? that might be one of the reasons why that crazy person did this

  4. Anonymous says on  11/09/2012 at 11:09 am

    What the hell is wrong with people!!!!!!! Makes me sick. I hope whoever did this has the same thing done to them!!!

    • This is appalling!!! This poor animal was defenseless!!! I pray the person or persons that did this to this dog is found and punished severely…they deserve the very same cruel treatment that they put this animal through, then locked away for the rest of their natural life so they don’t have the opportunity to do this to another animal!!!

  5. Anonymous says on  11/09/2012 at 11:49 am

    Check your medical schools and medical research facilities….dogs marked int this manner are used for these purposes!

  6. sherrysue says on  11/09/2012 at 12:47 pm

    No animal deserves this treatment EVER; find the person or persons who did this and brand them and hit them over the head. Love and prayers go out to this helpless animal who hopefully can still trust humans.

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