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Northern Ont. police find dog hanging from a tree, owner charged with cruelty

The police building in Sault Ste. Marie is seen in this file photo. (File) The police building in Sault Ste. Marie is seen in this file photo. (File)
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A 39-year-old in Sault Ste. Marie has been charged with animal cruelty following a disturbing discovery in the city Thursday evening.

Police were called at 6 p.m. about “a report of someone finding a deceased dog in the 0-100 block of Black Road,” a news release said Friday.

“Officers responded and found the deceased dog, which had been hung from a tree.”

The investigation identified the accused as the owner of the dog and the owner fit the description of the suspect seen in the area where the dog was found.

“Officers located the accused and they were arrested,” police said.

“The accused is charged with cruelty to animals.”

The suspect was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on July 22.

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