Warrant issued for woman accused of dragging dog

Melinda Harris failed to show up for her Alberta court appearence on Tuesday.

The courts in Strathmore, Alberta are confirming a warrant has been issued for the woman who was charged with dragging a dog behind a car on a highway east of Calgary, back in June.

Melinda Harris, who allegedly now lives in Mackenzie, B.C., failed to appear in court on Sept. 5.

RCMP in Strathmore were called to a report of a dog being dragged on a leash by a black Pontiac Vibe down Highway 1, on June 2.

Officers attended the area and discovered the vehicle with the critically injured dog still attached. According to RCMP, the animal had injuries consistent with being dragged. The driver of the car was not present.

The dog, a possible border collie cross, was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic; however the pup’s injuries were too extensive and it had to be euthanized, say police.

An investigation led to the arrest of a 40-year-old Calgary woman, who was both the driver and the owner of the vehicle.

Harris was charged with one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Just Posted

City culls 50 urban deer

In an effort to reduce incidents of deer aggression across the community,… Continue reading

Kimberley Skating Club receives Barclay Team Trophy at Kootenay Championships

The Kimberley Skating Club competed in the Kootenay Championships from February 9… Continue reading

Coldest Night of the Year takes place Saturday

Fundraising walk draws support and awareness for the homless, hungry and hurting

UPDATED: City postponing water system component work

City says staff occupied with a number of large water main breaks in the last 24 hours.

Shypitka reacts to BC budget

Kootenay East MLA laments increased taxation, spending

WATCH: The week in review

A video recap of the top stories of the past week in Cranbrook

Local search and rescue teams carry out joint exercises with military crews

Submitted Military search and rescue (SAR) teams from two different squadrons recently… Continue reading

Police stop stolen car with spike belt

Several charges were laid and a man and woman taken into custody… Continue reading

Novelmania: TM Roberts grade 6 students unveil published novels

Novel unveiling ceremony at TM Roberts’ library on Monday, February 19

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Most Read