Thursday, July 31st17.2°C
22568
22485

Cruelty charges urged in dog shooting

A suspect has been identified and proposed charges are expected to be recommended within days after two large dogs were shot near Kamloops, B.C.

Barriere RCMP Const. Jesse Wilkins says a critically injured mastiff-cross, and another that was already dead, were found in early December on a rural property about 45 kilometres north of Kamloops.

The dog owner, who lives on a neighbouring property, rushed the injured pet to a veterinarian, but its spine was shattered and it could not be saved.

Investigators believe the dog may have suffered for as long as 24 hours before it was found.

Wilkins says wildlife officers and members of the BC SPCA took part in the investigation.

He says the matter falls under the Criminal Code and police expect to forward animal cruelty charges to Crown for consideration.

The Canadian Press

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.



Read more Kamloops articles

21598



Recent Trending



20005




20419



21918


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


Kamloops SPCA Featured Pet

Connie
Connie Kamloops SPCA >



22677



Kamloops Quick Links City of Kamloops
Kamloops Weather
Tourism Kamloops
Kamloops Transit
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
School District 73
Kamloops Classifieds
Kamloops Discussion Forum
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Interior Health
Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Career College
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Kamloops Real Estate



Member of BC Press Council


22694