**** HRP Media Release
Police investigate physical altercation and mistreatment of dog
On July 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Halifax Regional Police were called to the 600 block of Windmill Road, Dartmouth regarding a physical altercation taking place between 4 adult females.
The altercation started after two females in one vehicle confronted two females in the second vehicle regarding being cut off in a drive-thru.
Police attended the scene and those involved did not wish to pursue assault charges. There were initial reports of a dog being involved but the extent was not clear at the time. Officers checked on two dogs in one vehicle while at the scene and they appeared to be in good health. The severity of actions against the dog were not known at the time.
Today, Halifax Regional Police became aware of a video of the incident circulating on social media. The video depicts a dog being swung by its leash. Halifax Regional Police are continuing to investigate the mistreatment of the dog. The investigation is in the early stages and updates will be provided when they are available.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.