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Poodle found abused and malnourished on Scarborough street

CityNews | posted Friday, Jan 6th, 2017


A dog found abused and malnourished in Scarborough on Christmas Eve is recovering in a foster home after receiving treatment, Toronto Animal Services (TAS) says.

A passerby found the male Apricot Poodle in a residential area near Sheppard Avenue East and Meadowvale Road and took it to an emergency veterinary clinic.

The poodle, which TAS is calling Frankie, is about one to two years old and small, weighing about seven pounds.

When it was found, it had an elastic band around its snout, which had caused severe injury to its nose and the tissue inside its mouth.

TAS said the dog will likely require surgery to fix the tissue around its muzzle, but is otherwise recovering and eating well.

“Despite the horrible abuse that Frankie has sustained, he presents as a happy, pleasant, trusting dog — heartbreakingly typical of dogs in his situation,” the TAS said in a post on Instagram.

TAS is asking anyone with information about the case to call 416-338-7297.

To donate towards Frankie’s care, click here.


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