The BC SPCA is asking for the public’s help in solving the case of a dog found dead in a Coquitlam dumpster on July 26th.
Spokesperson Lorie Chortyk says the dog died of extreme heat exposure.
“It is suspicious to us based on the cause of death.”
Senior Animal Protection Officer Eileen Drever says it was a very painful death.
Security video taken at 68 Schooner Street in Coquitlam shows a light-coloured mini-van pulling up behind the building and two individuals throwing the dead dog into the dumpster.
Drever notes the dog was wearing a distinctive blue and grey collar and a red and black leash that someone may recognize.
The local worker who found the dog hopes those responsible will be held to account.
It was a typical morning for Ernie Wedgewood, a service tech with Howard Marten Fluid Technologies, until he went to empty the garbage pails.
“Just emptied the garbage pails and stuff and get ready for the ready, and I went and looked in the garbage, and there was a dead dog in there. I think the dog was left in a car and died of heat exhaustion, that’s just my opinion.”
If you can help, you’re asked to call the BC SPCA’s animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722.
ays its received 1000 calls since May 1 to respond to animals left in hot vehicles.