August 19, 2017


29° C, A few clouds

Full Forecast

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect


Advertise With Us

Three dozen neglected dogs destroyed

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 29/7/2010 (2578 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

WININIPEG — Almost three dozen of the 64 neglected dogs seized from a property in Gull Lake have had to be destroyed.

Bill McDonald, CEO of the Winnipeg Humane Society, said provincial animal protection officers were forced to euthanize the animals because they were too sick or were mentally shattered because of the conditions they lived in.

"Six of them came in and they immediately curled themselves up in balls with their faces to the back wall and wouldn’t relate to humans," McDonald said today.

"They stopped eating and drinking. They were essentially committing suicide."

McDonald said the remaining 30 dogs are being housed at the WHS itself and in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements, but in the next few days all of the animals will be at the society.

"The couple had seven days to appeal the seizure ­and they did not file an appeal — that’s a good thing," he said.

Two weeks ago the dogs were found caked in dirt and their own feces on the Gull Lake property owned by Peter and Judy Chernecki.

Earlier this week, the RM’s council voted to demolish the buildings the dogs were found in because they were structurally unsafe.
McDonald said that after all of the remaining animals are assessed some could be ready for adoption in about two weeks.



Advertise With Us

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

Photo Store

Scroll down to load more