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The man accused of killing more than 50 sled dogs in Whistler two years ago has pleaded guilty.
As expected, Robert Fawcett has admitted to the charge of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal in provincial court.
The slaughter came to light after Fawcett made a claim to WorkSafe BC that he suffered from post-traumatic stress from killing the dogs.
He was supposed to be tried in Pemberton, but the hearing was moved to North Vancouver over security concerns.
He'll be sentenced Nov. 22 after undergoing a psychological evaluation.
Marcie Moriarty with the BC SPCA says it’s a step towards closure of what has been a painful chapter.
“We're glad to see Bob Fawcett take responsibility, plead guilty and we just hope we can finally see this case closed and see a good sentence."