Central Saanich Police have arrested a 32-year-old man after a dog suffered serious injuries Tuesday night. File photo.

Central Saanich Police have arrested a 32-year-old man after a dog suffered serious injuries Tuesday night. File photo.

A 32-year-old Central Saanich man has been arrested after a dog suffered serious injuries Tuesday night.

Central Saanich Police says a four-year-old German Shepherd/Bernese Mountain cross suffered a compound fracture to its leg and face.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the 7100 block of West Saanich Road.

Police say they are waiting for charges to be approved before the identity of the man arrested is released.

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

A person driving by stopped to help take the dog to a Brentwood Bay home, where the dog was rushed to a veterinarian hospital.

Police are hoping to speak with the Good Samaritan who stopped to provide assistance.

Investigators are asking anyone who knows the identity of the Good Samaritan or has any information about the incident to call Central Saanich police.

Andy Neal