WELLAND – A 13-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an incident that saw a dog struck and injured by an arrow.
The incident happened on Sept. 3.
Niagara Regional Police and local humane society officials were cheap viagra called to a residential area of Welland.
Investigation revealed a woman was out walking her dog along a trail when the animal was struck in the abdomen by an arrow.
The dog was taken to a emergency animal hospital for treatment.
Following an investigation, on Friday police charged a 13-year-old boy with one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Due to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the accused cannot be named.
Investigators say they do not believe the boy intended to harm the dog.
“While it is not believed that the dog was struck intentionally in this matter, an incident of this nature serves as a good reminder that the use of bows and crossbows can be exceptionally dangerous and should not be used within the confines of the city limits, unless proper and appropriate safety measures are taken,” police said in a statement issued Saturday.
The injured dog has since returned home and a full recovery is expected, police say.
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