The RCMP in Whitborne said in a news release this morning, police received a complaint around 11:05 p.m. Sunday that a man in New Harbour had killed his own dog.
The incident is still under investigation. However, the man was arrested and is being held in jail. The RCMP said he will be released, on a number of conditions, to appear at a later date in provincial court in Harbour Grace.
He faces a charge under Section 445 (a) of the Criminal Code for, wilfully and without lawful cause, killing an animal.