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Friday December 18th, 2015

Posted at 12:02pm

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The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is seeking information from the public about a serious case of animal cruelty.

On Thursday a Windsor man was walking his two dogs beside the Canadian Tire on Walker Road when he discovered a small dog lying in the grass.

Humane society officers found the dog’s muzzle, paws, and neck tightly bound with electrical tape.

The dog was unable to move, having difficulty breathing, and his mouth and paws were extremely swollen.

The dog, now named Justice, would likely not have survived more than a few more hours had he not been found, says the Humane Society’s Melanie Coulter.

“Even after the tape was removed, he was initially unable to stand, and his mouth remains swollen. Fortunately, because he was rescued in time, veterinarians expect him to eventually make a full recovery.”

Coulter said Justice is an approximately 7 year old unneutered male dog. He is a small breed dog with a cropped tail, weighing only approximately 13 pounds. He had a pre-existing dental and mouth issue that would have caused him to have foul breath for some time.

It is believed that he was dumped late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.

Anyone with information about who may have neglected, tortured, and abandoned Justice is asked to call the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society cruelty investigations department at 519-966-5751, ext 16 or Crimestoppers at 519-258-8477.

Donations towards Justice’s care may be made to the Humane Society.

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