Dying Dog Abandoned in the Rain Deserves Justice

Target: Brad Nichols, Animal Cruelty Investigator, Calgary Humane Society

Goal: Find and punish person responsible for abandoning a dying dog in the middle of the night.

A severely ill dog was abandoned in front of a Humane Society and was forced to spend the night in the rain with no shelter. The dog, an elderly Shih Tzu, required medical care and extensive tests. He was found to be suffering from end-stage renal failure and a large open sore on his rear end. The dog’s hair was matted to such a point that staff suspect that he had been neglected for months, if not years. Unfortunately, the dog was euthanized due to the poor state he was in.

In the window of the Humane Society, there is a sign warning that abandonment of animals is a criminal offense. This dog was abandoned nevertheless, in a move that has been called “callous” and “brazen” by Brad Nichols, senior manager of animal cruelty investigations. He added that surrendering the animal during business hours or taking it to a 24-hour animal clinic would have both been more humane and legal.

Investigators are currently searching for the person responsible, though the quality of video captured from inside the building is too poor to reveal a face. They are asking anyone who recognizes the dog or the owner to come forward with any information they may have.

This poor dog should have been surrendered a long time ago, long before painful mats developed and health problems progressed to such an extent. This ongoing neglect allowed an innocent animal to suffer for far too long, and the abandonment was a final act of cruelty. Sign the petition below to demand that this person is found and charged to the fullest extent of the law.


Dear Mr. Nichols,

A dying dog was recently left in the rain overnight after it was cruelly abandoned in front of the Humane Society. Examinations on the dog revealed that he suffered from end-stage renal failure and a large open wound. His fur was also matted to a degree that suggests long-term neglect.

In order to ensure justice, the person responsible must be found and punished. We, the undersigned, ask you to dedicate extra resources to this case to find and charge the person responsible for this crime.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Calgary Humane Society

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  1. Susan Budde says:

    What a rotten piece of shit that did this!

  2. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    I hope the son of a bitch rots in hell❗️?
    Signed & shared ?

  3. Simon Rimmer says:

    Humans like this need to be eradicated from the planet.

  4. Elaine Rutland-Smith says:

    Too much human crap in society. They give their love and loyalty to humans and this is what sub-human trash do when their pet needs their help – shame we can’t dump humans to be put down when we get fed up with them as they think is is the answer when they can’t be bothered to care. Too many of this ilk breathing valuable oxygen.

  5. Such neglectful, abusive treatment- poor dog. Rest in Peace and sorry you were treated this way in the hands of a human that you most likely trusted.

  6. THIS BASTARD WILL ROTTEN IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Colleen Geno says:

    AAAAUUUUUGGGGGGHHHH!!!!I hate animal abusers!!!!!!

  8. Two words : vigilante justice !!!

  9. Canadian laws need to change – Trudeau – you have let us down you made promises – we want to see the animal cruelty laws change NOW!!!! you are to be held accountable. this dog gave his love/companionship to a family and they dump him in his hour of need like trash – this is not excusable – no way/no how – HS – install video cameras – catch these SOBs as they pull up/their license plates and find the shit out of them. There are solutions – we are SICK of excuses. you can put a man on the moon? you can end animal cruelty – unreal!

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