I know Loving Dog Daily readers will be relieved to read that the pup filmed being assaulted by a seemingly drugged out owner on a Toronto subway Friday, August 4, 2017, has been seized by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Ontario SPCA Animal Care Staff with the rescued dog
The OSPCA took the dog, identified as a Chinese Crested, after executing a search warrant on Monday.
“This is a concerning video that we wanted to have an opportunity to investigate,” said OSPCA spokeswoman Alison Cross on Tuesday, adding that charges are pending in the case.
In a media release Connie Mallory, Chief Inspector, Ontario SPCA states…
“We are grateful for the public coming forward with this evidence that allowed us to conduct this investigation. “The public must remember that video evidence is only one part of an investigation. A full investigation into the matter is what allowed us the opportunity under the law to remove the dog and lay these charges.”
The release continues…
The woman has been charged with one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal under the Criminal Code of Canada and one count of causing distress to an animal under the Ontario SPCA Act. She is set to appear on October 11, 2017 in an Ontario Court of Justice at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East in Scarborough.
Story continues on the next page with the CTV News video.