Driver charged, puppy expected to make full recovery after being dragged by moving car

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Sky the seven-month-old Pomeranian is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued by what police called 'kind-hearted citizens' from being dragged by a moving vehicle. (Peel Regional Police - image credit)
Sky the seven-month-old Pomeranian is expected to make a full recovery after being rescued by what police called 'kind-hearted citizens' from being dragged by a moving vehicle. (Peel Regional Police - image credit)

A man is facing multiple charges after a puppy was dragged on a leash by a moving car in Mississauga, police say, but the seven-month-old Pomeranian named Sky is expected to make a full recovery.

Peel Regional Police were called to the area of Winston Churchill Boulevard and Destination Drive just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, when witnesses said they spotted the small dog being pulled by the vehicle.

Police said witnesses managed to stop the vehicle, but when they tried to rescue the white-furred dog, the driver started waving a knife at them. The puppy was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic after the driver of the vehicle left the animal on the road and fled.

The 70-year-old driver was located along with the vehicle at a Mississauga residence. He now faces charges of injuring an animal, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and impaired operation of a conveyance.

Police say the veterinary hospital that is currently treating Sky has received "countless offers of financial donations" but it is not in a position to accept them.

"Instead, we ask that you consider donating to your local humane society to support their programs and initiatives," police said in a news release.

In a tweet, police thanked the "kind hearted citizens that rescued this poor animal."

Police are asking any witnesses with further information to contact 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-3311 ext. 1133.

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