Richmond rescue shelter pleads with pet owners not to abandon animals after 2nd discovery in 2 days

A Richmond, B.C. shelter is urging pet owners not to abandon unwanted animals after a dog and cat were found deserted within a day of each other.

Sunday, a man out for a walk near the Richmond Nature Park heard the sound of a crying dog coming from a ditch and subsequently found a dog had been left abandoned in a double-locked suitcase.

Eyal Lichtmann from the Richmond Animal Protection Society said the dog appears to be a six-year-old poodle, who has since been named Donut.

“It was found in its own urine and feces, so we assumed it had been in there anywhere from three to five hours,” he said.

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