Ontario SPCA seeks information from the public about dog abandoned at Sudbury landfill


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sudbury, ON (November 30, 2017) – The Ontario SPCA is seeking information from the public after a dog in need of veterinary attention was found abandoned inside a crate on the roadside leading to a landfill in Sudbury. 

On November 16, 2017, at approximately 3:40 p.m., an individual driving to the Kingsway landfill site, near Moonlight Avenue, discovered a dog inside a green and beige plastic crate on the road between the entrance gate and the weigh station.

Animal control officers with the City of Greater Sudbury picked up the female tan-coloured terrier mix, estimated to be between four and five years of age. In addition to being severely matted, a veterinary examination revealed the dog was suffering from a prolapsed uterus. The dog was not microchipped and she was not wearing any tags.

The dog was cared for at the city-operated Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter on Kari Road and has subsequently been adopted.

“Abandoning an animal and failing to provide it with necessary veterinary attention is against the law. If you find yourself in a position where you can no longer care for your animals, contact your local Animal Centre or humane society to discuss your options,” says Lynn Michaud, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “We are asking anyone who might know something about this dog, or who may have witnessed anything unusual in that area, to come forward.”

To report information that could assist in this investigation, call the Ontario SPCA’s province-wide animal cruelty hotline at 310-SPCA (7722), or email All calls are confidential.


Melissa Kosowan
Ontario SPCA

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