On July 10, 2014, at approximately 1:30 pm, RCMP received a report of possible animal abuse. An investigation was immediately launched. A Labrador puppy (Lemon Lime), approximately nine months old, was found roaming in the RM of Hanover, Manitoba, near Grunthal. The puppy exhibited obvious signs of neglect. It had a cut across its throat and multiple engorged wood ticks.
The puppy was taken to a Winnipeg animal hospital to be treated. After the puppy was examined by a veterinarian, it cannot be confirmed that the neck wound was caused by abuse. Police continue to investigate the cause of the injury. An owner has yet to be confirmed. The puppy has been claimed by a Winnipeg animal rescue.
A second puppy, a three-month old Terrier cross (Boo Boo), was identified to police as suffering from a broken hind leg. It is unknown at this time how the injury occurred. The second puppy was not located in the same area, but near Mitchell, Manitoba. Initial investigation shows no direct link to the Labrador puppy.