Due to an almost immediate response from social media and over 25 tips received by the LCHS the owner of the French Mastiff cross-breed has been identified.

The dog, known now as “Minnie”, has been surrendered to the LCHS and staff will be working diligently to bring her back to full health.

The investigation into Minnie’s case continues.


The Lincoln County Humane Society is seeking the public’s assistance in finding the owner of an emaciated dog, found late Wednesday evening in north St. Catharines.

Reported as a stray near Niagara Street and Scott Street, the LCHS has started an investigation to determine who the owner of the female, French Mastiff cross-breed dog is and what caused her to become thin. Working with a local veterinarian blood tests are being currently being conducted to learn more information about the dog’s health.


“We provided her with immediate medical attention last night and this morning her prognosis is positive” said Kevin Strooband, Executive Director, Lincoln County Humane Society. “She is a very friendly dog and we hope to learn more about her past, in the coming days” he continued.

The dog, named “Valerie” by LCHS staff, recently nursed puppies and may have lived in the area of Old Pine Trail. Anyone with information is asked to call the LCHS at 905-682-0767 ext. 236 or ext. 508. All calls are confidential.

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