Two Durham residents charged in animal abuse cases

Two people are facing charges following two animal abuse cases in Clarington.

According to the DRPS, Clarington Animal Services located a stray dog near Concession Road 10 and Mosport Road in Bowmanville on Oct. 3.

“The dog described as a Pitbull Terrier mix was extremely emaciated and taken to a veterinary office in Newcastle,” reads a media release.

“The dog passed away several days later due to health conditions.”

On October 13, around midnight, police say that a citizen located a female Pitbull Terrier mix dog which was black and white in color.

That dog – named Minnie – has recovered, police noted.

“Although very similar in nature, both investigations are separate and investigators with the assistance of the Provincial Animal Welfare Services arrested and charged two individuals,” reads a media release.

“The surviving puppy (Minnie) is currently recovering in a foster home and is in good health.”

A 28-year-old woman from Oshawa and a 34-year-old woman from Whitby have each been charged with owner having custody abandon animal; owner permit unnecessary suffering to an animal; cause distress; standards of care and two counts of administrative requirements for animals. Their names have not been released.

Police credited area residents and members of a volunteer animal rescue group for their help.

“Investigators would like to thank the community and Team Chelsea volunteers for their assistance in this investigation,” the media release reads.

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