The SPCA is looking for help identifying two people captured on camera disposing of a dead dog in a dumpster last month.
The surveillance footage was recorded on Sunday, July 26th outside an industrial building in Coquitlam.
It shows a light-coloured, possibly grey, minivan arriving in the parking area and stopping.
Two people are later seen throwing something into the dumpster where the dead dog was found.
“We are hoping someone will recognize the individuals or the vehicle so that we can determine conclusively how the dog died and why she was discarded like garbage,” said Eileen Drever, senior animal protection officer for the BC SPCA.
The dog, a tan and white female boxer-cross, likely died from hyperthermia.
“Based on the necropsy results we believe the dog died from extreme heat exposure, where the body’s temperature is elevated beyond its ability to release the heat, resulting in a very painful death,” said Drever
The dog was also wearing a distinctive blue and grey collar and a red and black leash.
“If anyone has any information about the owner of this dog or what may have happened we urge them to please call the BC SPCA’s animal cruelty hotline at 1-855-622-7722,” said Drever.