The Calgary Humane Society began investigating Jan. 9 when a starved dog was found dead with tape around its muzzle. A dead cat was found in the same area a week later with green painter's tape covering most of its face.
An examination at a veterinarian's office determined the dog suffered chronic malnourishment before its death. The cat had been strangled and had injuries to its head, tail and hind limbs.
"On the face of it this appears to be intentional cruelty and not the average abuse-type case where someone gets really mad at an animal for house soiling or something and loses their temper," Brad Nichols, manager of cruelty investigations for the humane society, said Monday.
"This was methodical. It was chronic and ended in the animals' deaths."
Nicolino Ivano Camardi, Calgary Man, Charged After Cat, Dog Found With Muzzles Bound Shut (external - login to view)
this guy should die in a fire