Mississauga Man Charged After Allegedly Beating Dog on Highway

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A Mississauga man is facing charges in connection with an alleged animal cruelty incident in Bowmanville.

Durham police say that on Monday, July 2 at approximately 8:21 p.m., officers were called to investigate a complaint about an alleged animal cruelty incident in the Bennett Road and Highway 401 off ramp area.

Police say residents stopped to aid a golden retriever dog after they allegedly saw the suspect assaulting the dog on the side of the roadway.

Police say the dog was suffering from life-threatening injuries when they arrived on scene.

The dog was taken to an emergency animal clinic.

Police say 23-year-old Jonathan Dunbar was arrested and charged with cruelty to an animal.

He was released on a promise to appear.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Henderson of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1687.

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