Edmonton city police looking for man connected to animal cruelty investigation

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Edmonton city police are looking for a man following witness reports of a dog being punched multiple times in the city’s west end.

In a Tuesday news release, police said witnesses reported a man being violent to a dog in the area of 179 Street and 80A Avenue on Aug. 5. Police said the witnesses tried to approach the man, however, when confronted he left the area eastbound on 80A Avenue. Police said witnesses have seen the man walking the dog in the neighbourhood before.

Police have been unable to locate the man and the dog and are asking the public for help to identify them.

Police describe the man as Caucasian with brown hair pulled into a ponytail. He was reportedly wearing a dark T-shirt, knee-length shorts and a dark baseball cap. Police described the dog as a large tan-coloured Mastiff mix and may answer to Macy or Lacy.

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