CALGARY — Animal rights advocates say a horrific case of animal violence in Calgary last year has increased public awareness and will help save other animals in the future.
The Calgary Animal Abuse Fund raised $70,000 last year after a dog and cat were found in an alley.
The two animals had their mouths taped shut, had been beaten and starved.
The cash was spread out to three different organizations today — the Calgary Humane Society, Four Feet Companion Foundation and the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies to assist in funding of the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty.
Brad Nichols from the Calgary Humane Society says the public is more aware of animal abuse as a result of the deaths and are more likely to report any cases.
Nicolino Camardi has pleaded guilty to two counts of animal abuse in the case and will be sentenced later this year.