|Tara, a black lab boxer, was struck by an arrow in Welland. (Supplied photo)
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- Niagara Regional Police have arrested a Welland youth in connection with a dog found with an arrow stuck through it.
On Sept. 3, police and the Welland and District Humane Society were called to a residential area in Welland for a dog hit by an arrow.
Police say they received information a resident was walking a dog along a frequently used trail.
The dog -- a black lab boxer called Tara -- was heard whimpering and seen leaving a wooded area with an arrow lodged in its body.
On Friday, a 13-year-old Welland youth was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Police say itís not believed that the dog was struck intentionally.
The injured dog has since returned home and a full recovery is expected.
Anyone with further information is asked to call the NRP at 905-688-4111, ext. 3335, or Crime Stoppers.