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Edmonton man whose dog smelled of 'death and rotting flesh' banned from owning pets for 10 years, fined $1,200
By Clare Clancy
First posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 07:13 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, March 27, 2017 07:17 PM EDT
An Edmonton man is banned from owning pets for 10 years and was hit with a $1,200 fine after being found guilty of causing distress to an animal — his 20-year-old husky-collie cross.
John Nadeau, 66, brought his dog, Sandy, into the Edmonton Humane Society last May, said a Monday news release from the organization.
The dog had severely matted fur, caked with urine and feces, with a large wound oozing pus, the society said.
"Sandy also had open wounds under her eye, surrounding a tooth and around a nail that were infested with maggots," the release said. "She was described as smelling of 'death and rotting flesh' with a stench so overpowering staff had to leave the room at one point."
The organization said the dog also had cracked teeth and her nails had overgrown.
“It was evident this animal was clearly in distress and in need of medical attention for a prolonged period of time,” Edmonton Humane Society spokeswoman Mandy Crawford said in the release.
The humane society said the dog had notable injuries and was emaciated to the point where she couldn't hold her head up. She was euthanized after a veterinarian determined she was "beyond medical treatment."
"The veterinarian who examined Sandy noted the animal should have been put down several years before," the release said.
Nadeau was found guilty in provincial court March 17 under Alberta's Animal Protection Act.
Margret Dechambre, who was co-accused in the case, is set to appear in court later this year.
Members of the public concerned about animal abuse or neglect can call the Edmonton Humane Society at 780-491-3517.
Edmonton man whose dog smelled of 'death and rotting flesh' banned from owning p