MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING DOG
7/12/2018 12:11:38 PM
St. Thomas Police have arrested and charged a 24 year old man after they discovered he allegedly killed his German Shepard.
The investigation began on July 3rd when St Thomas Police were notified about the well being of a dog.
Police received information that at 9:00 p.m. on July 3rd a male was seen walking a dog that appeared to have a noticeable limp.
That same male was then seen a short time later with a shovel in hand near the CN Rail tracks.
Police attended the area described by the witnesses and found a deceased dog buried in a shallow grave.
The female German Shepherd cross appeared to be malnourished and had what looked to be several fresh trauma wounds on the head.
The animal was transported to the University of Guelph Animal Health Lab for a post mortem examination.
The results determined the cause of death to be acute trauma to the scull and not drowning.
The accused was later released with a future court date and conditions were placed on him not to be in possession of any animals or have any animals in his care.
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