Man charged with animal cruelty after dog found with muzzle taped shut

WINDSOR, Ont. -- Police in Windsor, Ont., say a man has been charged after a dog was found with its muzzle, paws and neck tightly wound with electrical tape.

See Full Article

Staff Sgt. Todd Cox of the Major Crimes Unit says 32-year-old Michael Earl Hill of Amherstburg, Ont., was charged with wilfully causing unnecessary pain to an animal. He says Hill was taken into police custody Friday evening.

Cox says Hill was not the dog's owner, but he was attempting to retrieve the dog from the Humane Society with two other people.

The dog, who has been renamed Justice by the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society, was found lying in the grass Thursday, unable to move.

Officials say the dog would likely not have survived more than a few more hours had he not been found. Even after the tape was removed, he was initially unable to stand and his mouth remains swollen.

Vets expect Justice to make a full recovery.

"Obviously it's an emotional case, and it affects everybody, especially when you have an animal that's defenceless like this one," Cox says. "Detectives worked quickly on it, and fortunately enough, an arrest was made."



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 1 dead, 40 missing

    World News CTV News
    SALALAH, Oman -- Cyclone Mekunu has blown into the Arabian Peninsula, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain and cutting off power lines. Portions of Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, lost electricity early Saturday as the cyclone made landfall. Source
  • Saskatchewan to allow people to remove gender designation from birth certificate

    Canada News CTV News
    SASKATOON -- A Saskatchewan mother hopes a court decision ordering the province to allow gender markers to be removed from birth certificates when requested -- even for children -- will help to further change people's attitudes. Source
  • South Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts

    World News CTV News
    This combination of two file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 5, 2018 and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, in Panmunjom, South Korea, on April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, Korea Summit Press Pool via AP) Source
  • Mysterious wolf-like creature shot and killed in Montana

    World News CBC News
    A rancher in central Montana shot a wolf-like animal after it was spotted in a pasture with livestock, but a closer look prompted state wildlife officials to take DNA samples to determine what type of animal it was. Source
  • CTV's Kevin Newman honoured with RTDNA President's Award

    Canada News CTV News
    W5 host and managing editor Kevin Newman was honoured with the Radio Television Digital News Association of Canada’s prestigious President’s Award at a gala in Toronto Friday night. “For more than 30 years Kevin Newman has contributed his valuable insights and extraordinary storytelling abilities to audiences on both sides of the border,” RTDNA president Ian Koenigsfest said in an earlier statement announcing the award. Source
  • Recovery begins for flood evacuees from Grand Forks, B.C.

    Canada News CTV News
    GRAND FORKS, B.C. -- Emergency personnel in Grand Forks, B.C., say the recovery process has begun in the community of 4,000, which was hardest hit by this year's flooding. Evacuation orders have been lifted for all but 12 properties in the community. Source
  • White House wants briefing on classified info: Giuliani

    World News CTV News
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team wants a briefing on the classified information shared with lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and may take it to the Justice Department as part of an effort to scuttle the ongoing special counsel probe. Source
  • Edmonton man gored by bison in Elk Island National Park

    Canada News CBC News
    A morning run in Elk Island National Park left Craig Neilson with about six stitches in his butt and an incredible story about being attacked by a bison. "How does that even happen? You got charged by a bison?" said Neilson, who admitted he has been subjected to "a lot of butt jokes" since sharing his story. Source
  • Sask. judge rules province must allow people to remove gender markers from birth certificates

    Canada News CBC News
    On Thursday, a Saskatchewan judge ruled that the province must amend current policy to allow people of all ages to change or remove the gender on their birth certificates. Justice Lana Krogan issued the decision Thursday at Regina's Court of Queen's Bench. Source
  • Librarian dies after brutal daytime beating in Ottawa

    Canada News CTV News
    A 59-year-old woman who was found clinging to life after a vicious beating at a Christian Science Reading Room in downtown Ottawa has died from her injuries, police say. There are currently no suspects in the brazen, daytime attack. Source