An 18-year-old Halifax man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a woman and killed a dog in the Spryfield area.    

Halifax Regional Police say they received a report Tuesday evening of a dispute between a man and a woman.

Police were told that the woman had been assaulted in a residence in the 800 block of Herring Cove Road Monday evening.

The dog’s name was Tucker. The owner of the yorkie-chihuahua mix, Cindy Beaver, says she just wants closure.

“We know he's gone,” says Beaver. “We know he's not coming home alive, but I don't want him to sit outside and rot.”

Tucker was reported missing and police were called after the dispute between Beaver's daughter and a man she was dating.

Beaver says her daughter left the home for a short period of time and returned to find it in disarray with blood inside and outside of the home.

Beaver also says their pet bird was found injured and is now being treated for a broken leg.

Police say their investigation leads them to believe the dog was killed.

Cameron Robert Dolan, 18, was arrested and appeared in Halifax provincial court Thursday.

“He’s currently residing in Halifax. He was charged with assault, threats, endangering an animal, killing an animal as well as several breaches of court orders,” says Const. Carol McIssac of the Halifax Regional Police.

Dolan was sentenced to 90 days last year for maiming a pig.

Beaver says she thinks Tucker may have been thrown, either in a snow bank or a lake in the Herring Cove Road area. She says she’s been searching to find him and she’s hoping others will help.

“I don’t care about anything else, I just want to bring him home,” she says.

Dolan is facing charges of assault, uttering threats, injuring or endangering an animal, killing an animal, as well as two counts of property damage, four counts of breaching a recognizance, and three counts of breaching a probation order.

He remains in custody and is due back in court on Jan. 24.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Laura Brown.