Charges Laid Following Animal Cruelty Incident in Georgina

Investigators with the York Regional Police #3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged a 21-year-old man with Cruelty to Animals following and incident in the Town of Georgina.

On Monday January 8, 2018, York Regional Police received multiple reports from concerned citizens who had stated that they had seen a video posted online of a man hitting a cat.  The suspect in the video was identified and investigators attended his residence along with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA). The Ontario SPCA will be continuing the investigation into the identity and well being of the animal involved.

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 21-year old man from Georgina was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals and two counts of breach of probation. He will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on February 6, 2018.

Photo Credit: York Regional Police


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