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Investigators recommend charges in beating of little terrier

RCMP helped rescue a person from the river Saturday. - Courtesy RCMP
RCMP helped rescue a person from the river Saturday.
— image credit: Courtesy RCMP

Chris and Leigh Davies are relieved to hear charges may be in the works against the man they witnessed beat “Terry” the Boston Terrier April 21.

North Cowichan/Duncan Cpl. Jon Stuart confirmed the owner of the terrier — who the Davies named Terry — was questioned by an officer as well as a B.C. SCPA investigator and arrested April 28 and released on conditions.

Both animal cruelty and uttering threats charges have been recommended but have not been sworn in by Crown counsel.

The extent of what the alleged dog-beater could be facing if charges are sworn and subsequently laid is unknown.

He’s set to appear in court May 28.

“It’s very good news,” said witness Chris Davies. “But the bad thing is the dog is still with the idiot.”

But he and wife Leigh are just glad to see some action resulting from the traumatizing incident, which spurred a wildfire of community outrage through social media.

“They have acted and that’s good and it’s the right thing to do,” Davies said. “People really do care and they’re just wanting to see results.”

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