Dog abandoned in zipped-up suitcase near west-end Toronto trail: police


TORONTO — Police are asking the public for help in the case of a dog they say was abandoned in a suitcase in west-end Toronto.

Investigators say they were called to an area near the Humber River trail around noon Saturday after some people found a black fabric suitcase zipped shut with a living dog inside.

They say the dog — a female Jack Russell terrier mix with no collar or ID tag — was taken to the vet to be examined and is now in the care of an animal shelter.

They’ve released a photo of the dog hoping someone will recognize her or have information about the incident.

A local animal rescue organization, Black Dog Rescue, says the dog does not have a microchip that would help identify her owners.

The group said in a Facebook post that the dog appeared to have had puppies recently.

“Thankfully the weather was warmer than normal or she could have frozen to death,” the post, which had been shared more than 2,000 times by Monday afternoon, read.

“Whoever did this to her needs to be brought to justice. She deserves no less,” the group wrote.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Jan. 6, 2020.


The Canadian Press


  1. The sad part is even if they get caught if will just be a slap on the wrist. Our justice system is bs and people will keep doing stuff like this because the penalties are a joke. It sickens me

  2. I hope they can find out who did this. She looks like she was well cared for. Maybe she was stolen. I hope she finds her way to a loving home.

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