GUELPH, ON (August 7, 2018) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is seeking information from the public after a stray dog was found by a member of the public on Sunday, August 5 in the afternoon. The Shih Tzu mix, was found in deplorable condition, wandering on the Royal Recreation Trail, west of Exhibition Park in Guelph, was secured by a GHS Animal Protection Officer (APO).

The senior dog was immediately transported by the APO to the veterinarian for examination, which revealed the dog was dehydrated, extremely underweight, suffering from severe hair loss, as well as had untreated eye and skin conditions. The nervous male dog is now being monitored closely at the shelter, while receiving much-needed care.

“We are asking for the public’s assistance to help find the owner of this dog,” says Megan Swan, Ontario SPCA Agent. “We want to understand more about his medical condition and how he came to be wandering on this trail in 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 are no longer able to provide 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. GHS is proud to partner with the City of Guelph to provide animal control services for our community. Visit to discover more.


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Media Contact:

Megan Swan, Ontario SPCA Agent

Adrienne McBride, Executive Director

Guelph Humane Society

(519) 824-3091