In a sickening act of cruelty, a dog in Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford, Quebec was badly beaten and buried alive in a local field.
The dog was discovered by a man out on a walk who heard a desperate whimpering sound. When the man searched for where the sound was coming from, he saw a dog's paw sticking up out of the ground, and the soil moving beneath it.
After scooping away the dirt, the man found a male boxer clinging to life.
Officials believe the boxer may have been hit with a blunt object and strangled before he was buried.
At first, the dog's condition appeared to improve under the care of the Montérégie SPCA. But sadly, the dog ended up suffering a seizure and a heart attack, and did not survive.
A man has turned himself in for this crime, but has not yet been charged. Sign the petition to urge officials to file animal cruelty charges and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.