Dead dog found hanging from deck in Hammonds Plains

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Metro Halifax

HAMMONDS PLAINS - The SPCA has been asked to investigate the discovery of a dog hanging off a deck by its leash here.

Municipal animal control officers called RCMP to a home on Weaver Court Sunday morning after finding a dead husky at the house.

“The dog somehow managed to get through the spindles or rails (of the deck) and hung itself from the leash,” said RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae.

Animal control has referred the case to the SPCA.

“Early indicators looks like it may be a freak accident,” said MacRae.

MacRae says owners should be always aware of their pet’s surroundings.

“It’s important for owners to always check in on their dogs, and if they have to leash or secure an animal, to make sure there’s plenty of space and no hazards around,” he said.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Hammonds Plains

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  • Tracy in Truro
    August 06, 2013 - 16:23

    Our poodle was tied outside because he would never stay in the yard.... He was always jumping at birds or cats in the yard. One day the chain caught in the deck boards and he hung himself! My mom went out to hang some clothes and found him....such a sad day. We always had a dog, but this was the only time such an accident happened. I feel so sad for his family.

  • louise lorette
    August 06, 2013 - 14:34

    They shouldn't be tied out on leashes and this wouldn't happen.

  • SIMILAR STORY
    August 06, 2013 - 13:53

    Same thing happened to my neighbour a few years back when her dog was outside on a leash in her fenced backyard. Some fireworks going off nearby scared it so it jumped the fence to try to run away, but the leash wasn't long enough for it to touch the ground on the other side. Such a sin. You wouldn't think you'd need to check the length of a leash in places like that but it clearly seems to be something everyone should do.