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The Ontario SPCA reminds the public to be on the lookout for injured dog in Ottawa

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Ottawa, ON (August 24, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA continues to search for an injured dog in Ottawa and is asking the public to remain vigilant and report any sightings immediately to 310-SPCA (7722).

The dog is a black and tan Rottweiler that answers to Lucy. She may be wearing a red “service dog” vest. The dog has a swollen right hind leg and was having difficulty walking. The owner of the dog is a 28-year-old woman, approximately 5’4” and 170 lbs. She has long black hair and a piercing on her right eyebrow.

The pair was last seen on Tuesday, August 15 at around 6 p.m. at Brown’s Inlet Park in the Glebe. The woman may also be travelling throughout the city without the dog and could be attempting to sell the dog on social media.

An Ontario SPCA officer attended a residence in Ottawa on August 10, 2017 after receiving a concern about the welfare of a dog. They located a thin Rottweiler-type dog that was not bearing weight on her right hind leg. Orders were issued under the Ontario SPCA Act to the dog’s owner to have the animal examined by a veterinarian.

When the owner failed to comply with those Orders, a warrant was obtained to remove the dog from her care. The Ontario SPCA was unable to retrieve the dog from the owner, who refused to cooperate and fled with the animal.

“This dog requires immediate veterinary attention, which is why we’re asking for the public’s help to locate it,” says Bonnie Bishop, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “If you see this dog, or see a woman matching the description of the dog’s owner, please report it to us right away so we can get this dog the care it requires.”

If you have any information about the location of the dog, or its owner, please contact 310-SPCA (7722) immediately.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Melissa Kosowan
Ontario SPCA
mkosowan@ospca.on.ca
289-383-5968

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