Dead dog, cat found in Calgary alley with mouths taped shut

John Wutzke, who found a young dog dead in an alley behind his house on in the 200 block of 99 Ave....

John Wutzke, who found a young dog dead in an alley behind his house on in the 200 block of 99 Ave. S.W. The dog had had its muzzle taped shut and had possibly died of starvation. Stuart Dryden/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

Renato Gandia, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:21 AM ET

CALGARY -- Authorities are probing cases of animal cruelty and neglect following the discovery of two muzzled dead pets -- a pooch and a cat -- in a back alley.

Merely hours after the Calgary Humane Society asked for public's help Thursday in finding the perpetrator who killed a Siberian Husky, a dead cat was found in the same area in Willow Park in the 200 block of 99 Ave. S.E.

The original case the Calgary Humane Society was investigating involved the emaciated female Siberian Husky, discovered Jan. 9.

Nearby resident John Wutzke was on his way out to get coffee when he found the animal, "laying there, his mouth taped shut and you could count his ribs."

"I don't know how people could do that to a puppy, and that's what this dog was. I don't think he was even two years old," Wutzke said.


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