Dead dogs may net charges for B.C. woman: SPCA

According to Petsearchers Canada, six dogs widely reported as being stolen actually died in the...

According to Petsearchers Canada, six dogs widely reported as being stolen actually died in the back of a dog walker's van. (SCREEN GRAB PETSEARCHERSCANADA.COM)

Jeremy Nuttall, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:33 PM ET

VANCOUVER — The bodies of six dogs that died in the back of a dog walker’s truck were found in a marshy area in Abbotsford, B.C., says the provincial SPCA.

Spokeswoman Lorie Chortyk said the SPCA was handed the investigation Sunday when it became known the dogs were dead and not stolen.

“We’re conducting necropsies on the six dogs,” said Chortyk. “The physical evidence will tell you a very specific story of what happened.”

Chortyk said the woman responsible for the dogs could be facing animal cruelty charges related to the deaths.

The woman initially reported the dogs were stolen, but later allegedly confessed they had died due to heatstroke after being left in the vehicle.

The SPCA can recommend the charges, but Crown prosecutors would have to lay them if they felt it appropriate, said Chortyk.


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