Toronto woman charged for abusing dog on subway

The Ontario SPCA announcing it has charged a 37-year-old Toronto woman after a video surfaced of her beating and mistreating her Chinese Crested-type dog.

Last Saturday, the OSPCA received a video from TTC Police Services of a woman mistreating her dog while on the subway.

The animal welfare agency was able to obtain a warrant and removed the dog from the owner’s possession.

The dog is now in the care of OSPCA.

The agency's Chief Inspector Connie Mallory says “We are grateful for the public coming forward with this evidence that allowed us to conduct this investigation. The public must remember that video evidence is only one part of an investigation. A full investigation into the matter is what allowed us the opportunity under the law to remove the dog and lay these charges.”

The woman has been charged with one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and one count of causing distress to an animal.