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Police seize dog, charge Waterloo man after alleged animal abuse

Waterloo Regional Police charged an 18-year-old man after a report of dog abuse in the City of Waterloo last week.

Police say officers were called to a home in the area of Albert Street and University Avenue for an animal abuse report.

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A witness recorded a man allegedly hitting a dog numerous times on their cell phone before reporting the incident to police.

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The man has been charged with causing distress to an animal under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act.

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Police say the dog was seized and turned over the Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society.

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