Dog dragged by car rescued in Mississauga by ‘kind-hearted residents,’ driver was allegedly impaired

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Published August 4, 2021 at 9:53 pm


Peel police are hailing the efforts of people who came to the aid of a dog that was reportedly dragged on a leash by an alleged impaired driver in Mississauga.

At 4:04 p.m. on on Wednesday (Aug. 4), Peel Regional Police received a report of a dog being dragged by a moving car near Destination Drive and Winston Churchill Boulevard. The dog was left on the road as the driver fled. 

Residents came to the canine’s aid and helped get them to a veterinarian. The dog has been taken to an emergency clinic in Oakville.

A male driver has been charged with animal cruelty, impaired driving and possession of a dangerous weapon.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information that might be helpful to the investigation may contact the 1 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-3311 ext. 1133.

Information pertaining to any Peel Regional Police investigation may be submitted through Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting

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