Monday, May 16, 2011

Owner Of FACW K9 Training Facing Multiple Charges

The owner of a Durham region dog training centre is facing charges by both police and the Humane Society over the alleged disappearance of a pet at the facility. Durham Regional Police investigators confirm several customers have come forward saying their dogs were "lost" while under the care of the FACW K9 Training and Rehabilitation Centre.

Owner Craig Wright is facing a charge by police of obstructing justice and three charges by the Durham Region Humane Society with regards to one incident. "The charges are under the SPCA act for permitting distress, causing distress and failing to prescribe to the standards of proper care," said Debby Houghton of the Durham Region Humane Society.

Durham Regional Police officers accompanied a former customer to the south Oshawa location of the training facility looking for her missing animal. A tip led officers to believe the pomeranian was being held in the building, but it was not found. Global News' attempts to contact the accused for comment went unanswered and no one at the training facility would comment.

The missing animal that first brought police to the facility was "Chevy", a dog who's owners rescued as a companion for their other border collie. They paid $900 to have the dog trained, but say in less than 24 hours, he went missing. "It's a nightmare," said Chevy's owner Linda Fry. "Even as he was putting him in his van, I did not have a good feeling." Allegations by detectives suggest the accused changed his story about how and when the dog was lost.

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