Saturday 16 December 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.

Press Association

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in World News