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Fort SPCA seeking information about neglected dog

By Sarah Ferguson, Fort Erie Times

Fort Erie SPCA staff members are calling on the public to step forward with any information regarding a neglected yellow Labrador Retriever that was brought to the Jarvis Street animal shelter on Aug. 30. 
Fort Erie SPCA/Special to the Fort Erie Times

Fort Erie SPCA staff members are calling on the public to step forward with any information regarding a neglected yellow Labrador Retriever that was brought to the Jarvis Street animal shelter on Aug. 30. Fort Erie SPCA/Special to the Fort Erie Times

A neglected dog is recovering at the Fort Erie SPCA after he was discovered in the Ridgeway area last month.

The yellow Labrador Retriever was brought to the animal shelter on Aug. 30, and staff members are encouraging anyone with information to call them at 905-871-2461.

Wendy Trombley, Fort Erie SPCA manager, said a concerned citizen spotted the dog and delivered him to the facility on Jarvis Street.

The dog, which is about two-years-old, was malnourished, had sagging skin and paws that bled.

“We think he has a thyroid problem. We’ve been feeding him no-grain food with lots of nutrients to help his skin. The dog was taken immediately to the veterinarian when he arrived,” Trombley said.

“A lot of the blood (on his paws) is gone, his skin is getting better and he’s being treated well.”

No owner for the animal has been found. According to Trombley, the dog had a microchip that has led to “a dead end phone number.’

“This case is under investigation and I would really like someone with information to step forward if they can,” Trombley said.

“(The dog) is the sweetest animal you would ever want to meet. To go through what he’s gone through and to still have such a gentle disposition, it is amazing.”

saferguson@postmedia.com 

 



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