EDMONTON - Animal cruelty charges are pending against a 49-year-old man seen walking partially naked in the river valley with a dead dog on his shoulders early Tuesday morning.
Witnesses reported around 1:30 a.m. that a partially naked man was assaulting a dog in the area of River Valley Road and 105 Street.
Upon arrival, police discovered an agitated and distraught male carrying a dead dog on his shoulders. Officers determined the man was responsible for the dog’s death. The dog was owned by his roommate and taken to a vet clinic for an autopsy.
The man was arrested and taken to hospital for further evaluation and assessment. Police believe drugs may have been a factor as the investigation continues.