Calgary-area man charged with haul­ing dog on flatbed truck

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CALGARY A Calgary-area man is fac­ing charges after a photo of a dog teth­ered to a flatbed trailer be­gan cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia.

Calgary po­lice, the Calgary Hu­mane So­ci­ety and Rocky View County be­gan an in­ves­ti­ga­tion shortly after the photo sur­faced on Oct. 28.

Brad Nichols of the hu­mane so­ci­ety says trans­port­ing dogs in the bed of trucks is ex­tremely dan­ger­ous — they risk fall­ing off and are ex­posed to weather.

Nichols says it was even more dan­ger­ous for the dog in this case be­cause the flatbed truck had no side rails to keep him on the trailer.

Volodymyr Iro­denko of Rocky View County was charged Satur­day with caus­ing an an­i­mal to be in dis­tress, trans­port­ing an an­i­mal out­side the cab of a ve­hi­cle and other charges.

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