Manitoba

Stray dog, found covered in paint, named Benjamin Moore at Winnipeg shelter

A stray dog that was found coated in bright blue paint in northern Manitoba is now in the care of the Winnipeg Humane Society, which has named him Benjamin Moore.

Shepherd-husky mix will be ready for adoption in coming weeks, say shelter staff

Benjamin Moore, a three-year-old shepherd-husky mix, arrived at the Winnipeg Humane Society covered in blue paint. Much of the paint was cleaned off before this picture was taken. (Winnipeg Humane Society/Facebook)

A stray dog that was found coated in bright blue paint in northern Manitoba is now in the care of the Winnipeg Humane Society, which has named him Benjamin Moore.

The three-year-old shepherd-husky mix was found a couple weeks ago, fully covered in blue paint. He also had some kind of bite wound on his left ear.

Winnipeg Humane Society communications co-ordinator Kyle Jahns hangs out with Benjamin Moore. (Winnipeg Humane Society)
Much of the paint had been cleaned off by the time photos of him were posted on the humane society's Facebook page this week.

Dr. Erika Anseeuw, the society's director of animal health, said the paint was easy to remove.

Anseeuw said the dog, which was named after the popular house paint brand, is now settling into his temporary home at the humane society's Winnipeg shelter.

"Because he had the bite wound on his ear, [we're] a little bit concerned maybe that he might have been bitten by another dog, so we're evaluating him with other dogs," she said Friday.

"But he's an excellent patient with us, medically. That large wound on his ear, he was very patient with us cleaning it up."

While Benjamin Moore is not ready for adoption just yet, the society says he will be in the coming weeks.

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