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Woman, 37, charged in Animal Cruelty investigation

Broadcast time: 12:09
Thursday, August 10, 2017

55 Division

Case #: 2017-1434194

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an Animal Cruelty investigation.

This investigation involved officers from the Toronto Police Service, the Ontario SPCA and the Toronto Transit Commission.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, August 4, 2017, at approximately 4:20 p.m., a woman was involved in an assault on a small dog while on a TTC subway car in the St George station area

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Teresa Rutledge, 37, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) Willfully Permit Pain and Suffering of an Animal

She is scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2 p.m., room 407.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Robert Whalen, 55 Division