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.