Whitby man facing charges after allegedly killing two dogs

A 23-year-old man from Whitby was arrested after allegedly killing two dogs in a Whitby plaza over the weekend.

According to police, the suspect was captured on video surveillance killing two small dogs near a plaza in the area of Thickson Road and Burns Street East in Whitby on Saturday (May 4).

“The suspect was observed torturing and killing the two white Maltese-cross dogs before leaving in his vehicle. The suspect then disposed of the remains in Lake Ontario,” a media release reads.

“Police were able to recover the remains and a post mortem was conducted.”

Police say the suspect was arrested on Tuesday (May 7) and taken to a local hospital for a mental health assessment.

He’s been charged with two counts of cruelty to animal and was released on a promise to appear.

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