Dog chained up for 10 years: Animal Welfare Agency useless

A poor, neglected, old pet dog in Vancouver has been rescued after spending her last ten years in indignity, fenced up and on a short chain, her name crudely spray painted on a urine-soaked, dilapidated kennel.

Ten years makes up the entire lifespan of most dogs.

The pet, named Judas by her owners, carried out her sentence often forced to walk around and sleep on her own faeces, to the point that it dried in heavy clumps on her tail and legs. As a result, wagging her tail and walking became very difficult, leading to severe arthritis.

She was malnourished, barely had enough water, and was never, ever permitted to leave the chain or socialise with other living creatures.

The most astonishing part of this story is that she was finally rescued by AAS (Animal Advocates Society), even though the owner’s neighbours had phoned the Animal Welfare Agency (in this case, the Burnaby SPCA) many times, over many years. They were clearly upset at the lack of action or investigation. Eventually, in the dog’s last days, the Burnaby SPCA decided on the action it would do: offer $50 to the owners as an incentive if they take her in and have her killed.

Judas’ owners thought this was a good deal, so the time and date was booked. That’s when AAS became aware of her, through a disclosure deal they’ve made with many Animal Welfare Agencies who allow them to step in when an animal is on death row.

At least Judas – now renamed Judith – has a short but happy ending to her miserable life, thanks to caring volunteers:

“…we found her a home with two very special people, who loved her dearly, and made her a member of their family, which is what every dog wants more than anything, more than food, water, and shelter. And when her old hips gave out, her family got her a cart and took her everywhere. She went camping, and to the lake, and chased squirrels in her cart. And when she died, after a more than a year of happiness, she took with her all her memories of love, and warmth, and good food, and fun. And the time before didn’t count at all.”


Source: LiveLeak.com – Vancouver Canada dog: 10 years on a chain
Related: Animal Advocates Society

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Author:Andrew Beato

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7 Comments on “Dog chained up for 10 years: Animal Welfare Agency useless”

  1. Emma
    May 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    People should be forced to do a pet care seminar before being allowed to adopt an animal, and all calls to rspca need to be followed up every 3 months for the year after they were called.

    I don’t understand how a person can mistreat an animal and be so callous.

    • May 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

      While I totally agree with you, I’m most appalled at the resolution offered by the SPCA. What a failure that whole system is.

  2. May 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Saw this on Reddit earlier.

    Bloody depressing, lost my dog after 16 years and I just can’t understand how people can treat their pets like that though. Welled up a bit. The change of expression on Judas from when she was changed up and to what she looked life in the hands of new owners was the greatest bit in that video.

    Bloody savages to mistreat an animal like that. To quote the Hinch…. Shame, Shame, Shame.

    Somewhat glad I found it on Reddit thought – cheered myself up after looking through stupid links after that!

  3. Mel
    May 19, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    Hi Andrew,

    Just wanted to let you know it looks like you’ve got your facts a bit wrong. The SPCA didn’t offer the owners $50 to kill Judith, the SPCA offered to kill her for $50. So not only were the SPCA unwilling to help this poor dog, they wanted to profit from her death.

  4. Anonymous
    March 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Stories like this one make we wonder if it’s really so bad to take another (sub)human’s life. In my daydreams, there is very little I wouldn’t be capable of inflicting on these owners and monsters. Hopefully just in fantasies. I don’t want to find out what I’m really capable of.

  5. Brandy
    April 20, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    Does anyone have the address of the original owners? Please email it to me at brandy-lou@hotmail.com. Thank you!

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