Cricinfo has been updated with the latest information on the recovery of the remains of Marie the Labrador Retriever, who has been found in a forest.
A spokesperson for the Queensland Government has confirmed to ABC News that the dog has been in “fair condition” after being found in the Cairns River by a passer-by.
“It was a wonderful day to see the remains,” said Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson Paul O’Connell.
Queensland Police confirmed that the dogs remains were recovered from a waterhole in the town of Cairn, about 20 kilometres from the town centre.
“They were located at the end of a river bed,” said Detective Superintendent Paul Olliot.
Detective Superintendent Ollion said the dogs bones had been preserved in “good condition” and that “there were no signs of any trauma”.
“I’m sure the dog’s in a very, very good condition and that’s all that really matters,” he said.
In September, Marie’s owners posted a video of her with her owner on Facebook, which sparked a public outcry and sparked an outpouring of support.
The video shows the two walking past a creek and her owner says they “took off for a swim”.
After the video was posted, the owners received a number of negative comments, including a claim the dog was being held captive in the forest.
Police have since said they have received numerous complaints about the video and have received more than 30,000 people who have signed a petition to have the video removed.
ABC News has contacted Marie owners for comment.
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