Missing Husky returns with mysterious traumatic injuries
Published Friday, October 18, 2013 3:23PM PDT
Last Updated Friday, October 18, 2013 8:27PM PDT
A dog that disappeared from a Chilliwack yard earlier this week showed up a day later with traumatic injuries a veterinarian believes were inflicted by a person.
Sabre, a feisty two-year-old Siberian Husky, went missing from the backyard of Lisa-Marie and Jeff Shymkowich on Tuesday night.
The dog showed up in their driveway the next morning with bones exposed and gaping wounds to his leg, neck and groin.
"I was just in shock; it just felt like a horrible nightmare,” Lisa-Marie said.
The dog’s right testicle had been ruptured and was left hanging outside his body, she told CTV News.
“Some sick and twisted individual physically inflected these horrific injuries to this poor, defenseless dog,” she said.
"How could you even fathom doing this to an animal -- a living creature?" Jeff said.
The usually fun loving, rambunctious animal was left fighting for his life.
Dr. Kuldeep Chahal, a veterinarian at Cheam View Veterinary Hospital, said Sabre suffered blunt injuries and cuts, one deep enough that left most of his left leg bone exposed.
Four emergency surgeries over almost five hours stabilized the pet but both the vet and the family are worried that these injuries may not have been caused by just another animal.
"There was not any teeth mark[s],” Chahal said. “It doesn't look like any other fight with a dog or any other animal.”
Despite the horrific injuries, the dog is expected to recover.
The B.C. SPCA said an investigation will be launched when and if the dog’s owners contact the animal welfare agency.
With a report from CTV British Columbia’s Scott Hurst