Thursday 21 September 2017

Mystery of ice-encased dog probed

A dead dog encased in a block of ice in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada (AP)
A dead dog encased in a block of ice in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada (AP)

Authorities have launched an animal cruelty investigation after a dog was discovered encased inside a block of ice on a British Columbia man's front lawn.

The dead dog was discovered by the homeowner on January 15, said Marcie Moriarty, a spokeswoman from the British Columbia animal protection society, adding that the man did not know the dog or how the block of ice arrived on his property.

"It's a bizarre and very upsetting case," Ms Moriarty said. "Inside the block of ice, which looks to have been made from a large rubber bin, was the frozen corpse of a medium-sized black dog."

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of death.

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