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Shocking animal cruelty against dog leads to charges for Vancouver Island couple

January 15, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

canada.com

A Vancouver Island couple has been charged with animal cruelty over a starving dog found near death in Port Hardy late last year.

The 18-month-old shepherd-cross, named Molly, was discovered shivering and non-responsive by RCMP Nov. 25. She had a collar “deeply embedded” in her neck, according to Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA’s chief prevention and enforcement officer.

“The constable immediately rushed Molly to a nearby veterinary hospital, where staff provided emergency treatment to keep her alive and removed the embedded collar from her neck,” Moriarty said.

Crystal Bee and Rupert Wilson face charges of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal and causing injury to an animal, although a court date has not been set.

The dog was seemingly chained up and left to slowly starve to death over days and weeks. It’s unknown if she dug the collar into her own neck in an effort to…

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