Man charged with shooting dog

A 22 year old man is facing charges after a dog was shot in the woods in the Kennebecasis Valley. Zachary Shayne Wright, of Ellerdale Street,  was arraigned in court in Saint John yesterday.

Police say the incident happened Saturday after the man was involved in an accident. The man was seen by witnesses going into the woods with a dog and gun then coming out without the dog.

Police say during their investigation they found a handgun on the man and a BB gun in the snow as well as some drugs. Then they found the dog with a gunshot wound. He is now recovering well after being treated by a Vet.