A hunter was accused of shooting and killing a therapy dog, and now charges are pending

WATCH: Dog shot by hunter in Squamish

Conservation officers are recommending two charges against a hunter who was accused of shooting and killing a therapy dog in Squamish last September.

Valeria Calderoni was walking her dog, Kaoru, in the woods when a hunter shot the animal. The hunter told her he thought the dog was a wolf.

The following charges are being recommended under the Wildlife Act: hunting without consideration for the lives, safety and property of others, and hunting out of season.

Therapy dog accidentally killed by hunter in Squamish

Those recommendations have been forwarded to Crown counsel.

Kaoru was a certified therapy dog. He worked with children with autism and people struggling with emotional challenges.

WATCH: Valeria Calderoni took to YouTube to make this video of Kaoru. **WARNING: a graphic image is shown

  • With files from Paula Baker and Jon Azpiri

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