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Man charged with animal cruelty after badly injured Yorkshire Terrier found in Brampton

Police have charged a 29-year-old man in connection with an animal cruelty investigation.
Police have charged a 29-year-old man in connection with an animal cruelty investigation. Handout / Peel Regional Police

Peel Regional Police have charged a man after an abandoned, injured Yorkshire Terrier had to be euthanized earlier this month.

Police said two male suspects were seen with the small dog at a McDonald’s near Bramalea Road and Sandalwood Parkway in Brampton, at around 3 a.m. on April 15. Several hours later, the men left without the dog. It was later found by restaurant staff, who took the animal to a veterinary hospital. The Yorkshire Terrier had to be euthanized due to the serious extent of its injuries.

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Peel police are looking for two suspects wanted for abusing a dog
Peel police are looking for two suspects wanted for abusing a dog

Officers arrested a 29-year-old man on Tuesday. The man, who lives in Brampton, was charged with one count of cruelty to animals. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 8.

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Police haven’t named the man since the investigation is still ongoing. Officers are asking for the public’s help in identifying a second man seen in surveillance footage.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call police at 905-453-2121 ext. 2133 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.