Dog dumped in canal with brick tied around its legs

A dead dog found in the Welland Canal with a brick tied to its legs near Forks Rd. and Colborne St....

A dead dog found in the Welland Canal with a brick tied to its legs near Forks Rd. and Colborne St. in Welland, Ont. on July 31, 2014. (Google Maps street view)

Dan Dakin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:06 PM ET

WELLAND, Ont. – A dead dog found in the Welland Canal with a brick tied to its legs may have been alive when it was thrown into the water.

A passerby made the grisly discovery Thursday afternoon and called the Humane Society.

“It's a totally horrific, sick act,” the society's executive director John Greer said. “Why anyone wouldn't just turn it in to the shelter... You just can't figure out what goes through someone's mind.”

He said the dog was found floating in about two metres of water, a red brick paving stone tied around its hind legs with a cable. The dog was an apricot-coloured male cockapoo-type breed and is believed to have been around six or seven years old. It had a choke collar on with a short leash but no tags or identifiers like a chip or tattoo.


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