Chihuahua found in inground washroom tank at Guelph Lake, covered in human waste: GHS

A heart-wrenching story about a six-year-old Chihuahua, found abandoned in a public washroom holding tank at Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) says the dog is resting comfortably now, but she was found starved and covered in human urine and feces.

“Cleo,” named by the team at the humane society, was found around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Officials said it isn’t clear how long she was in the bathroom tank, or who left her there.

GHS Executive Director Lisa Veit said, “It is very disturbing that a dog could be abandoned in such alarming and dire circumstances … All of us here at GHS, and we expect the entire community, are extremely distressed as to what may have happened to her had she not been discovered and rescued.”

Veit added that pet abandonment is all too common, and stresses anyone who is struggling to take care of their pets should reach out to the humane society.

Donations to help with Cleo’s care can be made on the GHS website.

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