09/03/2014 01:56 EDT | Updated 11/03/2014 05:59 EST

Calgary man accused of taping the mouths of animals shut back in court next week

CALGARY - A bail hearing has been scheduled for a Calgary man accused of torturing and killing a dog and a cat obtained on Kijiji.

Nicolino Ivano Camardi, who is 19, faces charges of wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal.

The Calgary Humane Society began investigating in January when a starved dog was found dead with tape around its muzzle.

A dead cat was found in the same area a week later with green painter's tape covering most of its face.

Camardi will return to court Sept. 9.

He has been in custody since his arrest in May.