Arrests Made in Edmonton Animal Cruelty Investigations

The Edmonton Police Service Animal Cruelty Investigation Unit has charged forty-five-year-old Steven Kuzyk, and forty-three-year-old Sharon Vert, in relation to two incidents of animal cruelty that occurred in southeast Edmonton. The first incident occurred on December 26th, 2022, when patrol officers located the remains of a German Shepherd/Pitbull mix that had his paws bound together at Kittlitz Park. The second incident took place on February 7th, 2023, when police were called to a private residence after receiving reports of animal abuse involving another German Shepherd mix. Both accused are charged with failing to provide adequate care to an animal, willfully causing pain and suffering to an animal and causing death to an animal.