The body of a dog, euthanized after being rescued from a car in Pasadena over the weekend, is now on its way to St. John’s.
According to RCMP in Deer Lake, the animal’s body will be examined as part of an investigation into what police have described as an apparent attempt by the owner to kill the animal.
A 60-year-old man from Pasadena has been charged, accused of trying to poison his family pet.
It is alleged he placed the dog in the back seat of a car and piped exhaust fumes from the muffler into the interior of the car.
The dog was rescued from the vehicle and taken by police to a veterinary clinic in Corner Brook, according to a statement issued by the RCMP this morning.
Upon examination, the veterinarian decided to euthanize the animal.
Cpl. Steven O’Blenis has told The Telegram the animal was “old” and had “medical conditions.”
What amounts to an autopsy of the body will allow for a better understanding of the pet’s condition at the time of its death.