Whitby man charged with torturing and killing two dogs

A 23-year-old Whitby man has been arrested and charged, accused of torturing and killing two dogs.

He was captured on surveillance video over the weekend near a plaza in the area of Thickson Road and Burns Street East killing the two white Maltese-cross dogs.

The footage then shows him get into his vehicle and drive off.

The remains of the dogs were dumped in Lake Ontario and later recovered by police.

An arrest was made on Tuesday and two counts of cruelty to animals was laid.

The man has been taken to hospital for a mental health assessment.