WARNING: This story comprises disturbing particulars.
The Edmonton Humane Society is asking for ideas from the general public as they attempt to determine “the proprietor of a uncared for canine” reportedly found inside a tied-up rubbish bag that was positioned in a cardboard field earlier this month.
In a information launch issued on Monday, the EHS mentioned the “Shih Tzu-type canine” was introduced into their care by a Good Samaritan on Nov. 3. The one who introduced the animal in mentioned they discovered the field within the northeast nook of a Costco parking zone positioned at 12450 149 St.
“The style wherein the canine was left and his situation upon arrival is extraordinarily regarding,” mentioned Danika Bodnarchuk, the supervisor for animal safety providers on the EHS. “Within the entry examination, our medical crew famous that his complete physique was coated in dense mats tight to the pores and skin, to the purpose the place they had been stopping him from defecating.
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“The mats had been additionally caked in urine and feces,” Bodnarchuk went on to say. “Matting to this extent may cause discomfort and injury to the pores and skin and joints, resulting in ache.
“As well as, the employees decided he was skinny and his nails overgrown.”
The EHS mentioned its medical crew is offering the canine with care. They’ve taken to calling him Wyatt, that means Little Warrior, and mentioned he’s gaining weight and has had his matted fur shaved.
“He stays in protecting custody on the animal shelter whereas the investigation is ongoing,” the EHS mentioned.
The EHS mentioned that up to now, it has solely gained restricted details about how the canine ended up within the parking zone and are pleading for anybody who can present them with extra particulars to come back ahead.
“We hope that both a witness who was at that retailer, round 11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Nov. 3, or somebody who acknowledges the canine and might help determine an proprietor, will come ahead,” Bodnarchuk mentioned.
Anybody with details about the canine or its proprietor is requested to name EHS’ animal safety division at 780-491-3517.