From Toronto City TV news, Six-Month-Old Puppy Found Shivering Under Car:
"The pup is a lab mix and about 6 months old."
A lab mix? Judging from the accuracy of that statement, you may be tempted to think this particular news story could be missing some pertinent facts. And you'd be right.
It doesn't mention that this young dog is one of a pair of likely siblings which came into TAS. The other sibling was also found at large. The report also doesn't mention that the two dogs are pretty much feral, afraid of everything and everyone.
Take a careful look at the beginning of the video with the dog underneath the red car. The dog isn't lying calmly under the car. It's terrified. Look at the chain. It's stretched to its limit. There's a very short segment of the video at around the 17 second mark where if you follow the chain away from the dog, you'll see something a little surprising. The other end of the chain is actually lying under the wheel of the police car. This is because the police had to drive over the chain so the young dog wouldn't run away.
Watch the fear in the dog's eyes when the policeman hands it a bowl of food.
And here's the worst part. The dogs bite. They're terrified. They bite fast and hard. They've been ruined by their previous owner and now they're human fearing, untrained, big, young powerful biting dogs.
So what's going to happen to them? I don't know. No one knows yet. Assessments will have to be made, liabilities considered, politics will have to be played out, the media will have to be addressed.
Is there a place in our world for these two ruined dogs and can it be found soon enough?