Covered in blood, a young husky dog was allegedly beaten to death and then abandoned to her fate, in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, in Mauricie.
An employee of the P’tit Ranch, a company in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel which acts as animal controller, recovered the carcass, whose presence had been reported to her by the Ministry of Transport.
On his body, many wounds were visible and his hind legs were tied with a rope. The animal was subsequently abandoned in a ditch on Chemin Héroux in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton.
“It’s indescribable! We know that it can happen an accident, a dog who is hit, but to see that it is voluntary like that. It’s free! It doesn’t make sense. We see that the dog was dragged there on purpose, he was beaten. There were holes in the rib cage, in the head. It’s really a case of cruelty, ”P’tit Ranch owner Mirco Olivier told TVA Nouvelles on Wednesday.
“I took it upstairs [du fossé] and turning her over, we could see all the wounds she had. She was smuggled. It’s infuriating, because there is no shortage of resources. Whether it is us, the SPA, no matter the small village shelters, there are plenty of possibilities to go and carry a dog … “said Stéphanie Paquin, who found the young dog.
The dog’s body was cremated. Mirco Olivier and Stéphanie Paquin want those responsible to be found. The animal did not have a microchip, tattoo or collar.
The Sûreté du Québec is aware of the file and is looking for witnesses and the owner of the animal. The police invite the public to contact 310-4141 or the Criminal Information Center of the Sûreté du Québec at 1 800 659-4264.
According to the Criminal Code, a crime of animal cruelty carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.