Humane Society Seeks Information About Tortured Dog

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is seeking information from the public about a serious case of animal cruelty.  On Thursday, December 17 a Windsor man was walking his two dogs beside the Canadian Tire on Walker Road when they discovered a small dog lying in the grass. When our officers responded they found the dog’s muzzle, paws, and neck tightly bound with electrical tape.  The dog was unable to move, having difficulty breathing, and his mouth and paws were extremely swollen.  He was immediately rushed to a veterinarian for care.

The dog, now named Justice, would likely not have survived more than a few more hours had he not been found.  Even after the tape was removed, he was initially unable to stand, and his mouth remains swollen.  Fortunately, because he was rescued in time, veterinarians expect him to eventually make a full recovery.

Justice is an approximately 7 year old unneutered male dog.  He is a small breed dog with a cropped tail, weighing only approximately 13 pounds.  He had a pre-existing dental and mouth issue that would have caused him to have foul breath for some time.  It is believed that he was dumped late Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning.  Anyone with information about who may have neglected, tortured, and abandoned Justice is asked to call the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society cruelty investigations department at 519-966-5751, ext 16 or Crimestoppers at 519-258-8477.  You are not required to provide your name to make a report, and you may be eligible for a reward through Crimestoppers.

Donations towards Justice’s care may be made online at

CAUTION: The photos below are disturbing.  Viewer discretion advised.  


Justice tape removed

Justice after the tape was removed

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