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.