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Man charged after dead dog found in St. Catharines, Ont., apartment

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — A 46-year-old man is charged after police found a dead dog in a St. Catharines, Ont., apartment.

Niagara regional police say officers went to the building on Wednesday after receiving a request to check on the welfare of a dog in one of the units.

They say the dog's body has been sent to the University of Guelph for a post mortem examination.

A St. Catharines man is to appear in court on March 3 facing a charge of injuring an animal.

Police say an inspector from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is assisting with the investigation.