Oakville Woman Accused of Kicking Dog and Punching Good Samaritan

An Oakville woman is accused of “forcefully” kicking a dog then punching a Good Samaritan who stepped in to defend the animal.

The case is “a bit of an anomaly,” said Halton police Det. Eric Schwab.

The incident took place on Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. near Lakeshore Rd. W. and Nelson St.

Several people in Bronte reported seeing a woman kicking a dog - which was on a leash, and not acting aggressively - in the chest and stomach.

They intervened, and one of them wound up getting punched in the face by the suspect “with a closed fist,” police allege.

I would never recommend that they intervene,” said Schwab. “Certainly, report it.”

The woman was arrested.

Her dog was transferred into the care of a relative.

Stephanie Moore, 50, is charged with assault and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

The suspect also received a provincial offence notice for being intoxicated in a public place.

Moore was released on a promise to appear.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Oakville criminal investigations bureau at (905) 825-4747 ext. 2215. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the website at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

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