Friday, March 9, 2012

Security Camera Catches Dog Being Dumped In Schoolyard

Ditching of dog in Milton schoolyard caught on camera

The suspects who dropped off a sick and injured dog in a Milton schoolyard were caught on video, the Oakville and Milton Humane Society says.

Footage from security cameras at J.M. Denyes Public School shows a car pull up near a fenced-in play area, a passenger get out of the car carrying a dog, and drop him four feet over the side of the fence, says humane society spokeswoman Brenda Dushko.

That was on Feb. 24., a rainy, snowy, and blustery night, with temperatures below freezing, according to Environment Canada historic data. Winds were gusting up to 65 kilometres per hour.

“He was left there basically in the cold to die. There was no way he would have survived the night,” Dushko said. The dog, a white, year-old male boxer had been seriously neglected, with a fractured hip that had never been treated. He also had a skin condition and two different infections that caused him to lose more than 85 per cent of his fur. He was in “terrible shape” and required emergency vet care.Read more