February 2, 2018 6:41 pm
Updated: February 2, 2018 6:44 pm

A hunter was accused of shooting and killing a therapy dog, and now charges are pending

WATCH: Dog shot by hunter in Squamish


Conservation officers are recommending two charges against a hunter who was accused of shooting and killing a therapy dog in Squamish last September.

Valeria Calderoni was walking her dog, Kaoru, in the woods when a hunter shot the animal. The hunter told her he thought the dog was a wolf.

The following charges are being recommended under the Wildlife Act: hunting without consideration for the lives, safety and property of others, and hunting out of season.

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Those recommendations have been forwarded to Crown counsel.

Kaoru was a certified therapy dog. He worked with children with autism and people struggling with emotional challenges.

WATCH: Valeria Calderoni took to YouTube to make this video of Kaoru. **WARNING: a graphic image is shown

  • With files from Paula Baker and Jon Azpiri

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