German shepherd found badly injured in dumpster in Kits


UPDATE: The Vancouver Sun reports that the two-year-old German Shepherd left for dead in a dumpster Wednesday died of a heart attack this evening around 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19th. B.C. SPCA staff gave the dog CPR for more than 30 minutes, but couldn’t revive the canine.

The BC SPCA is investigating after a badly injured German shepherd was left to die in a dumpster near Kit Beach. The two-year-old dog had serious cuts to his face and neck and was wrapped in a bloody blanket when a couple discovered him in the 1400-block of Maple Street shortly before noon today.

Marcie Moriarty, general manager of cruelty investigations for the SPCA, told CTV News the animal was also found bruised and underweight, and a probe has been launched to find out what happened.

“We have identified the owner and are working, with the assistance of the Vancouver police, to determine how the dog sustained the injuries and who is responsible,” Moriarty said in a statement. The dog’s injuries appear to have occurred within the past 24 hours, Moriarty added.

SPCA constables pulled the dog out of the dumpster and rushed him to a critical care animal hospital for treatment, but it’s unclear whether the animal can be saved.

Photo: CKNW

Last modified: July 19, 2012

7 Responses to " German shepherd found badly injured in dumpster in Kits "

  1. marksdprcel says:

    That is really so badly hurt and I am so sad to hear that it was left to die in a dumpster near kit beach.

  2. Anonymous says:

    i have started a facebook page for support and info

    please join to show your support

    Justice for Captain*dog found wrapped in bloody blanket in dumpster in vancouver*

  3. vancityguy says:

    In sad and shocking news, yesterday, a 20 year old orphan runaway was left for dead in an East Hastings alleyway Poor dog, but this post is a perfect display of the corrosive plastic ethics of Vancouver.


  4. Jamie81 says:

    Oh shut up, vancityguy!!!! Why can’t people mourn the loss of more than one life?

  5. Judy says:

    So sad!!All dogs go to heaven!!R.I.P.

  6. Charlene says:

    I’ve created a petition, in honour and memory of Captain, to lobby our government (BC and federal) to construct and enforce appropriate animal cruelty laws. If you would like to sign, you can do so at the attached link. I think adding comments would be beneficial. I would like to send the petition to Christy Clark and Stephen Harper within a month. Thanks!