A man has been arrested in an animal cruelty investigation, launched after the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society in Canada reported a dog found bound with electrical tape.
A man from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, was walking his two dogs on Thursday when he found a small dog lying in the grass with his snout, paws, and neck tightly bound with electrical tape.
The dog was unable to move and was having difficulty breathing. His mouth and paws were extremely swollen, according to a news release issued by the humane society.
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Speaking of the dog walker, Melanie Coulter of the humane society said:
Definitely, he saved the dog’s life. The veterinarian has indicated that he probably wouldn’t have survived more than a few more hours.
Even after the electrical tape was removed, the dog could not stand on his own and his mouth remained swollen on Friday, according to the news release. Coulter added:
He is a very sweet dog, obviously still recovering and still in a lot of pain, but we’re expecting him at this point to make a full recovery eventually.
The humane society suspects that the dog was dumped at the site late on Wednesday evening or early on Thursday morning.
They have named the canine Justice. The dog is male, has not been neutered and is about seven years old.
The humane society said Justice is a small-breed dog with a cropped tail, weighing approximately 13 pounds.
Police have not released details about the suspect, but say more information should be made available later.