Taber dog death not suspicious after all, RCMP conclude
Charges no longer being considered against owner of animal found on rural property
No charges will be laid in the shooting death of a dog that at first appeared to be a case of animal cruelty, Taber RCMP say.
The animal was found on Jan. 24 at a rural property near the town.
It was initially thought the dog had been beaten, tied to a fence post and shot.
But a necropsy found no evidence the dog was beaten or abused, RCMP said in a release Monday.
Instead, investigators believe the owner put down the dog in a humane manner.
The investigation revealed no evidence to support charges against the dog’s owner, police said.