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Friday, Apr 4, 2008
A Windsor man is facing animal cruelty charges after people watched him choke his four-month-old puppy, throw it against a fire hydrant and kick it.
Police said residents in the area of Rankin Avenue April 4 saw a man dragging a husky puppy on a leash. He lifted the dog off the ground by the leash, causing the animal to choke. The man threw the dog against a nearby fire hydrant, then kicked it.
The witnesses followed the man and watched him go into a home in the 200 block of Rankin Avenue. They called police. Officers responded to find the four-month-old puppy suffering from severe injuries. Police turned the dog over to the Humane Society. The animal had to be put down because of the severity of injuries.
A 23 year old Windsor man is facing a charge of Causing Unnecessary Suffering to an Animal. Under new federal legislation approved by the House of Commons this month, the suspect could face up to six months in jail and-or a $10,000 fine, plus a lifetime ban on owning animals.
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