Officials with the Calgary Humane Society are hoping to identify the person or people who abandoned a dog in the cold outside of their southeast building this week.
The dog, a young male German Shepherd, was found tied to a bench outside the humane society’s offices at 4455 -110 Ave. S.E. at around 4:30 a.m. on Friday.
Brad Nichols with the humane society said the dog was left tethered with no shelter and should have been taken to a 24-hour veterinary clinic instead.
After looking back at surveillance footage, officials with the humane society said it appeared the owner drove a newer-model black pickup truck.
“There is never an excuse to abandon an animal,” Nichols said. “Anyone with viable information is asked to contact the Calgary Humane Society at 403-205-4455.”
That Calgary Humane Society is still operational and Nichols said they remain available for most urgent animal welfare needs.