Plumbing company accused of mistreating guard dogs says inspections conclude all's OK

Dogs left outside in bitter cold

A Montreal plumbing company is accused of mistreating two guard dogs left outside for long periods of time during the intense cold in recent days.

An animal emergency responder was alerted and visited Plomberie J. Jodoin.

Rodney McLean, with K-911, spoke with the company's owner.

"When I went to go ands see, he thought there was nothing wrong with it for the simple fact that they have fur. They were living under tarp in a make-shift shed with boxes with styrofoam in them and I told him, I said this is not the way these dogs should be living. If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for them", said McLean in an interview with CJAD News.

McLean says the southwest borough company should provide heating for the dogs are simply stop using them.

The company has apparently agreed to follow recommendations on better living conditions for the German Shepards.

The SPCA has been asked to get involved in the case and plans an inspection on Monday.

The company told CJAD News Sunday evening that the SPCA and the city conducted inspections and that the dogs' installations are appropriate.

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  1. nicolas posted on 01/05/2014 05:51 PM
    Heard there were homeless people downtown outside during the cold spell. Anyone alert the authorities to help them? Oh wait!! A police officer recommended to tie them up to the pole. (sarcasm intended).

    If we do not treat our people with respect and give them shelter from the cold do you think we will treat our animals any better?
  2. Craig posted on 01/06/2014 10:37 AM
    We should give the owner a fur coat and keep him outside with the dogs, see how HE likes it!!!
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