Information sought about neglected dog | Pets
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is seeking the community's help in a case of apparent animal neglect.
A male husky-mix dog was found near Bridges Road in Deer Park on Friday, Jan. 25 with significant injuries to his neck. Veterinarians at the Pet Emergency Clinic determined that the injuries came from something wrapped around the dog's neck that had been there so long it had become embedded, according to a SCRAPS news release.
“Typically a collar or chain is placed on a dog when they are a puppy and still growing,” Nicole Montano, SCRAPS animal protection operations manager, said about this kind of neglect. “These collars aren't very apparent, especially if the dog is an outside dog and has minimal contact with people.”
The dog is currently with SCRAPS, where he will continue to receive medical attention.
SCRAPS is looking for information about this animal's neglect, because those responsible for the injuries could be charged with a crime.
Those with information about the dog's owner or who might have done this to him are asked to call SCRAPS at (509) 477-2532.
UPDATE: SCRAPS has located the dog's owners and will conclude its investigation Tuesday, Jan. 29.