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Man charged with animal cruelty after tips from public

Last Updated Oct 7, 2016 at 11:25 am MDT

Calgary Humane Society

A Calgary man has been charged under the Animal Protection act, after a pit bull found running loose in an Abbeydale school yard had to be put down.

The female pup named Takhara was taken to a veterinarian, where several large masses on her rear end were found.

Calgary Humane Society Peace Officers then launched an investigation.

“What is concerning in this case, apart from the clear need for medical intervention, was that she was left to fend for herself as a stray. Despite the suffering Takhara endured, she had a resilient, affectionate disposition. Sadly, due to her condition and a poor prognosis, she was humanely euthanized on the recommendation of a veterinarian,” Brad Nichols, Senior Manager of Animal Cruelty said in a statement.

It was tips from the public that led to charges being laid.

Nicholas Loughran is accused of allowing a dog to be in distress.

He’ll appear in provincial court October 11.