HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. -- A man has been charged after a pickup truck went into an automatic car wash in Labrador with a dog exposed in the back.

RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay say they were called shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday about the dog, and identified a 41-year-old man from Glovertown, N.L.

They say the dog was examined but no injuries were found.

The man is facing a charge of causing an animal to be in distress, and one of transporting an animal outside of a passenger compartment without being secured.