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Artyom Goncharuk, 27, has been charged with animal cruelty after his 3-year-old Pomeranian was found dead in his home in Richmond last September.

A BC SPCA investigation revealed the pup named Kaylly had been stabbed 61 times. “The necropsy results show that an extremely disturbing level of violence was inflicted on this poor dog,” said the chief of prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA Marcie Moriarty.

Goncharuk is now facing up to 5 years in jail, a fine of up to $75,000, and a lifetime ban on owning pets.

“Thank goodness that these types of situations involving this level of violence are few and far between,” said Moriarty.

“We investigate up to 8,000 complaints a year of animals in neglect and while, unfortunately, I’ve seen cases like this in the past, they are the exception rather than the rule.”

Goncharuk was released on bail ans is expected to appear in court on 7 April.

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  • Jimmy Rivera

    You so called HUMANS can all rot in prison and then burn in hell forever with your master the devil because anyone that treats any ANIMALS The way you all have done need to be put under the prison for life because anyone that can treat any animals like that you all do not need to be with the rest. Of the good people of this world that care for everone no matter what color they are or. What kind of animals they are if they need help because our God tells us to help our fellow HUMANS . but the government just want to make money for there self they do not care about the rest of us because they work for the devil and they know time is short before they go to hell with there master the devil so they don’t care if the world. Blows up it all about money because they don’t serve our GOD so they don’t care may our God have mercy on there souls amen amen amen.