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BC SPCA seeks public's help finding owner of dog dumped in suitcase

 December 2, 2010

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help in locating the owner of a deceased dog who was stuffed in a suitcase and left behind a dumpster in Vancouver.

The female pit bull was found in a black Kika brand suitcase beside a green dumpster in the south lane behind 254 East 12th Avenue (between Main and Sophia). 

Passersby noticed the dog’s legs protruding from the suitcase and called authorities.

“It is tragic to think that someone would just discard a poor animal like this,” said Eileen Drever, senior animal protection officer for the BC SPCA.  She said SPCA officers are investigating how the dog died. “She had raw, bloody marks on her muzzle where it looks like nylon, or perhaps wire, had been tightly wound around her mouth.”  Drever said it is likely that the dog, who also had existing scar wounds on her muzzle, was already dead when she was stuff into the suitcase. 

“We are urgently seeking any information the public might have about the owner of this dog,” said Drever.  “She is a chocolate-coloured pit bull, about four years or older, with cropped ears.  She has white paws with brown spots and looks as if she recently had puppies.”

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the BC SPCA’s Cruelty Investigations Department at 604-709-4670.

To learn more, read the December 3 update.

The BC SPCA conducts nearly 6,000 cruelty investigations a year and is reliant on donations from the public to continue its work. Your gift can help give an animal a second chance and bring abusers to justice. Please donate today.

Photo caption: A deceased female dog was stuffed in a suitcase and left beside a dumpster in Vancouver.  

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.











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