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Kodee
27th February 2007, 04:38 PM
Obviously anyone here cant understand how someone would do this, but what I dont understand is, how in an stairwell in an apartment no one else heard? Those stairwells echo... disguisting


Feb 27, 2007 04:30 AM
OTTAWA–The gruesome discovery of a dog tied to a railing in an apartment building stairwell and left to die is being called one of the most horrific cases of animal cruelty witnessed in Ottawa in years.

It has prompted the Ottawa Humane Society, for the first time in its known history, to offer a reward – $500 – for information leading to charges in the case of the dead 1 1/2-year-old Boxer-type pup.

The dog's body was found Feb. 18 by police officers called to a break-in. The humane society was called and has taken over the investigation.

Humane society executive director Bruce Roney says an autopsy was unable to determine how long the dog was tied in the stairwell, but from the appearance of the scene, it seems to have been quite awhile.

"Clearly the dog had panicked and was suffering and was scratching and I would imagine was barking at one point," Roney said.

He called it "one of the most horrific cases that I have seen here, and I have been here about 6 1/2 years."

Canadian Press

yvonne
27th February 2007, 04:41 PM
The poor dog. :(
That's terrible.
Yvonne

Lenee
27th February 2007, 04:46 PM
Is it just me or has there been a sudden increase in cases like this. Or maybe I'm just more aware now (as well as the media). I am from Baltimore, MD and we have had several very gruesome cases of animal cruelty reported here lately. It just breaks my heart...

Kodee
27th February 2007, 04:51 PM
Is it just me or has there been a sudden increase in cases like this. Or maybe I'm just more aware now (as well as the media). I am from Baltimore, MD and we have had several very gruesome cases of animal cruelty reported here lately. It just breaks my heart...
Its hard to say whether a few reported cases spurs all the other sickos out there to follow. Or whether the wave is just the press deciding to give it more attention in spurts.

But I think the important part is the reward being offered, hopefully that will be a spurt to continue.

Lindsay
27th February 2007, 06:35 PM
With as many animals lovers that there are in the world, it would have been no trouble to find the dog a new loving home, especially since it was a puppy. People are disgusting.

:( :( :( :( :(

Nisha
1st March 2007, 08:55 AM
:yikes :yikes :yikes That its terriblE!!!! how can anyone be that cruel!!!! i cant even think of people that would imagine doing that! That is truly cruel...

Remali
4th March 2007, 11:03 PM
I hate stuff like this....why not just turn the poor animal loose and let it go instead. I hope they catch the sick "person" who did this. There just needs to be stiffer fines and prison sentences for animal abuse!!!