Walk pays tribute to late Ladner dogs

Friends, family and fellow dog owners came together at a South Delta park over the weekend to pay tribute to the six Ladner dogs that died last month after being left in the back of a dog walker's truck on a hot day.

The owners of the six canines were joined by many two and four-legged supporters at the North 40 dog park in Ladner Sunday morning to remember and honour the dogs.

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Originally believed stolen from the dog walker's truck at a Langley park, the dogs' bodies were recovered from an Abbotsford ditch a week later after the dog walker admitted the canines had died in the back of the truck.

Last week, the SPCA announced that it will recommend animal cruelty charges against the dog walker.

An online petition has been started to make animal cruelty an indictable offence under the Criminal Code. The petition has garnered more than 113,000 signatures so far.

There is also an online fundraising drive, initially started to help cover the costs of the search for the dogs, that will now help fund memorials for the canines as well as legal fees.

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