March 25, 2015 3:24 pm

Richmond man charged in brutal stabbing of dog

A file photo of the type of dog, a pomeranian, that was brutally stabbed.

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A Richmond man accused of stabbing his three-year-old Pomeranian dog 61 times has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

Richmond RCMP went to Artyom Goncharuk’s home on Sept. 15 and found the lifeless body of his dog, Kaylly.

Police quickly turned the case over to BC SPCA.

“The necropsy results show that an extremely disturbing level of violence was inflicted on this poor dog,” BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer Marcie Moriarty said in a statement.

The 27-year-old Richmond man was arrested last week in connection with the charges and if he’s convicted, faces up to five years in jail, a maximum fine of $10,000 and a potential lifetime ban on owning animals.



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