UPDATE Frozen dog found in block of ice
UPDATE SPCA officials are now saying it appears the dog died before it was frozen and that the puncture wounds suggest it could have been involved in a dog fight.
The B.C. S.P.C.A. is investigating a case of animal cruelty in Dawson Creek.
On Jan. 15, a Dawson Creek resident woke up to find a large block of ice on his lawn. The ice block had a dog corpse inside. The dog appears to be a medium-sized border collie or lab cross weighing approximately 40 pounds. The dog also had several puncture wounds and was missing parts of its intestines.
The S.P.C.A. believes the block of ice was created using a large rubber bin. The investigation is on-going and they are still working to determine the dog’s cause of death and the identity of its owner.
The individual who reported the incident does not know the dog or any reason why the ice block was left on his property.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the South Peace S.P.C.A. at 250-782-2444.
A photo provided by the S.P.C.A. is below. This picture may be disturbing to some individuals. The SPCA asked for the photo to be published as they believe it will help identify the dog and maybe the person or persons involved in the disturbing incident.