Autopsy being done in Truro on puppy found dead following alleged break-in in Kingston

Published on August 7, 2014
Rosebud was only a few weeks old when this photo was taken in March. Her owners discovered her dead when they returned to their Kingston home Aug. 4. - Shane Corbin photo

TRURO- The body of a puppy found after an alleged break and enter in Kingston has been sent to Truro for an autopsy.

Rosebud, a five-month old boxer/pitbull cross breed puppy, was found dead by her owners, Matthew Dominey and Shane Corbin, when they returned home on Aug. 4. An investigation into the dog’s death and the alleged break-in is now underway by Kings District RCMP.

Dominey said the back door of the house had been pried open and the house had been broken into. Their five-month-old puppy had been left dead in the bathtub, with both its hind legs broken and a juice jug over its head.

“They didn’t take anything,” he said, “but they killed the dog.”

Dominey said an incident like this “poses a risk to the community, especially in an area with a lot of children.”

Dominey reported he received a call Aug. 6 from police letting him know about the autopsy, which he hopes will help police with their investigation.

Dominey and Corbin adopted Rosebud in March. He also confirmed the SPCA has offered to cremate Rosebud.

“The remains will be returned to us at no cost,” said Dominey, adding he and Corbin plan to keep Rosebud’s ashes with them once they are returned to them.

Anyone with any information that might help police with the investigation of the incident can call Kingston RCMP at (902) 765-3317.