Central Saanich police arrested a 32-year-old Central Saanich man after a dog suffered serious injuries to its leg and face Tuesday night.

The four-year-old German shepherd-bernese mountain cross was found injured in the 7100-block of West Saanich Road at around 9:30 p.m.

According to police, the dog suffered a compound fracture to its leg and face.

A person driving by stopped to help the dog and brought it to a home in Brentwood Bay. The dog was then rushed to a veterinarian hospital.

Investigators are hoping to speak with the Good Samaritan who provided help or anyone who has any information about the incident.

Police have not released the name of the man’s identity.

He will make a court appearance February 22 and is not allowed to be in the company or possession of any dogs.

Call Central Saanich police at 250-652-4441 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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