GUELPH, ON (April 4, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information from the public
after a stray dog was found and brought to GHS is deplorable condition. The Rottweiler mix, found
wandering near Wellington St. and Gordon St. in Guelph, was secured by a concerned passerby, and
brought to the Guelph Humane Society for care.

The approximately one-year dog was immediately transported by an Animal Protection Officer to the
veterinarian for examination, which revealed the dog was dehydrated, extremely underweight, and
suffering from severe hair loss, as well as had untreated infections of the skin, eyes and ears. The
friendly male dog is now being monitored closely at the shelter, while receiving much-needed care.
“We are looking for the public’s assistance to help find the owner of this dog,” says Megan Swan,
Ontario SPCA Agent. “We would like to understand more about his medical condition and how he came
to be wandering in downtown Guelph.” If you have any information that could assist the Guelph
Humane Society, please call 519-824-3091 immediately.

The Guelph Humane Society wants to remind the community that if you or someone you know is unable
to care for an animal, please call GHS at 519-824-3091 or email The humane
society is here to help individuals or families that can no longer care for their pets for any reason.
Guelph Humane Society:

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives we
can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in
1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray,
injured and abused animals each year. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does
not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.

PHOTO: Found 1-year old dog
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Media Contact:
Megan Swan, Ontario SPCA Agent
Adrienne McBride, Executive Director
Guelph Humane Society
(519) 824-3091