Crown counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against Duncan residents Norman Modeste and Patrick Edwards following a BC SPCA animal cruelty investigation.
Princess, a miniature pinscher, was alleged dragged behind a truck and left for weeks without veterinary treatment for a broken jaw and fractured leg. BC SPCA constables attended to the injured dog in August 2010 after receiving a call about an animal in distress.
“We found Princess tied to a two-foot rope in a home, surrounded by feces with no access to water,” said BC SPCA constable Dale Bakken. “We believe she was accidentally dragged after being tied to the bumper of a truck. Several weeks later she had still not been taken for veterinary treatment, despite her extensive and severe injuries. It is heartbreaking to think of how much she must have suffered.”
Princess was cared for by staff and volunteers at the BC SPCA’s Cowichan Branch in Duncan, where she recuperated after having surgery to remove her left front leg. She had since been adopted into a new loving home.
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Photo caption: Princess, a miniature pinscher, was allegedly dragged behind a truck and left for weeks without veterinary treatment for a broken jaw and fractured leg.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.