Durham Police have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Whitby man for torturing and killing two small dogs.
According to police, the suspect was captured on video surveillance killing two white Maltese-cross dogs near a plaza located in the area of Thickson Road and Burns Street east in Whitby on May 4, 2019.
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He then disposed of the remains in Lake Ontario. Police recovered the remains and conducted a post mortem. The male suspect was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, and taken to a local hospital for a mental health assessment.
He has been charged with two counts of cruelty to an animal. He was released on a Promise to Appear.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact Det. Collins of the Central West Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1825.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.