The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is making a public appeal after a dead dog was found dumped inside a duct-taped plastic tub at the side of the road.
The gruesome discovery was made by passerbys on Monday night, on the ravine side of Collinson Road between Old Brock Road and Highway #5.
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The brown and white male pitbull-type dog found inside the 30-gallon sealed box was deceased — and showed signs of being severely emaciated.
The dog was on top of a sleeping bag beside a stainless steel bowl, and a low plastic take out food container.
There was no collar, tag or microchip.
The SPCA is trying to determine if this is an act of animal cruelty and is urging anyone with information to contact the agency.
“If you witnessed anything unusual in that area, or if you know someone who had a brown and white pit bull type dog that can no longer be accounted for, please come forward,” said Marion Emo, CEO of the HBSPCA, in a message on its website.
The agency can be reached at 905-574-7722 ext. 401, or email [email protected]