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PRESS RELEASE: Necropsy results in on suspected Coywolf

Posted on: Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Sydney, NS (January 19, 2016) –A complaint was received on December 27th regarding the death of a dog that was mistaken for a coywolf. An investigation began into the death of the female German Sheppard and a necropsy was performed by a Pathologist with the Department of Agriculture.

The dog was struck by a vehicle while running at large. Results from the necropsy confirm that the dog experienced blunt force trauma which resulted in complete luxation of the thoracic spine, multiple rib fractures and extensive internal bleeding which would have left the dog with complete paralysis of the hind limbs.

It was determined by the Pathologist the ultimate cause of death was a perforating gunshot wound to the head.

The Nova Scotia SPCA wants to remind individuals to keep your pets on leash or within your property at all times to avoid the risk of them running at large and becoming lost or stolen.

If you witness an act of animal cruelty please contact our confidential toll free hotline at: 1 (888) 703-7722.

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