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Saturday December 19th, 2015

Posted at 9:31am

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Last updated: Sunday December 20th, 11:43am

Windsor Police say they have made an arrest in the ongoing investigation into the dog that was found tied up and tortured beside the Walker Road Canadian Tire.

Police say that on Friday night – after the news had broke about the dog’s condition – staff at the humane society reported that there were individuals there attempting to take custody of the dog.

Patrol officers attended and through investigation were able to arrest one of the individuals in attendance.

Police say the individual arrested is not the owner of the dog.

Michael Hill, a 32-year-old from Amherstburg is charged with willfully causing unnecessary pain/suffering or injury to an animal.

Hill has been remanded into custody.

Meanwhile, Melanie Coulter from the The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society says that the dog, who they have named Justice, is bright and alert, and is eating well.

She says that veterinarians have found that the injuries to his mouth as a result of his abuse are more serious than they first appeared. Much more of the tissue inside his mouth has been severely damaged than was originally apparent, and he is on a variety of medications to try to save as much of the remaining tissue as possible.

Testing has also confirmed that Justice is positive for heartworm.

Donations towards Justice’s care may be made online.

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