A 38-year-old is facing 2 carnal cruelty-related charges aft Durham Regional Police allege a puppy was beaten astatine a section plaza.
According to a connection issued by the work Monday afternoon, officers were called to a favored store adjacent Salem and Kingston roads astatine astir 1:50 p.m. by unit astatine the business.
The connection said the unit recovered the canine walking astir the plaza and erstwhile they brought it into the store to instrumentality attraction of it, a antheral reportedly entered and told them helium owned the puppy.
“Upon handing the puppy implicit to the man, helium struck it successful the caput with an entity and repeatedly assaulted it arsenic helium exited the business,” investigators said.
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Officers said the antheral past went to a trailer and barricaded himself inside. The connection said determination was a “confrontation” with constabulary and that helium was taken into custody.
Investigators said Sheldon McPherson was charged nether the Criminal Code of Canada with willfully causing unnecessary suffering to an carnal and nether the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act with causing an carnal to beryllium successful distress. He was released and scheduled to marque an quality successful tribunal astatine a aboriginal time. The allegations haven’t been proven successful court.
Police asked anyone with further accusation astir this incidental to telephone 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2521 oregon Crime Stoppers astatine 1-800-222-8477.
Meanwhile, officers encouraged anyone who sees an carnal successful distress oregon being abused to telephone the Ontario Animal Protection Call Centre astatine 1-833-926-4625, oregon 911 if the carnal is successful contiguous danger.
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