UPDATE: Police investigate animal cruelty case


Windsor police are conducting an animal cruelty investigation after a Windsor family says their dog was allegedly tortured and set on fire.

Speaking on AM800's The Morning Drive, Susan DaSilva says her daughter's 11-month-old husky 'Angel' went missing on Friday after getting loose from the yard.

Police say a family reported that a husky went missing from the 500-block of Janette Avenue on Friday morning, sometime between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. 

Then around 4pm, the Humane Society was called to pick up a badly injured dog that was found hiding under a tree in the 400-block of Caron Avenue. 

DaSilva says the dog was brought to the Windsor Essex County Humane Society and police said the dog had potentially been set on fire.

"They had called the fire stations," says DaSilva.  "They had seen if there were any fires in the area, they're trying to figure out what is going on and the way that she was found."

She says her daughter was not in town when the dog got loose.

"She is going through a horrific ordeal," she says.  "She couldn't get back to say good bye to her baby." 

DaSilva says the dog passed away on Monday.

"We just wish this would have turned out differently," says DaSilva.  "We thought she was going to fight so hard and come home with us and it just turned out, the way we were not hoping for but she's in a better place and she's set free of her pain."   

She says they moved to the downtown area about a month ago.

DaSilva says her daughter and her dog were harassed and threatened the first day they moved to the area.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page.

Major Crimes investigators request anyone with dashcam or surveillance video in the area of the 500 block of Janette between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. or the 400 block of Caron Avenue between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to check their footage for any evidence.​