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PRESS RELEASE: 10 year prohibition in German Shepherd case **WARNING** Graphic images contained in this release

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

North Preston (January 26, 2016) – On January 9 2015 The Nova Scotia SPCA Cruelty Investigations team responded to a call regarding a male German Shepherd who was kept in a barn and receiving inadequate care.

Cruelty officers arrived on site to find the dog tethered with a metal collar deeply embedded in German Shepherd’s neck. The dog was seized from the property and taken for emergency medical care.

The veterinarian deemed the animal to be in such poor physical condition and due to the severity of his medical condition and lack of socialization; the German Shepherd had to sadly be euthanized.

On January 7 2016, John Jr. Crawley pled guilty and was sentenced to a 10 year prohibition on owning animals in accordance with violating Section 22(b) of the Animal Protection Act; failure to provide adequate medical attention. In addition the prohibition Crawley has been ordered to pay $708.62 in restitution to the Nova Scotia SPCA.

The NS SPCA operates on a policy of zero tolerance for animal cruelty and sets the standard of animal care for the province of Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia SPCA urges you to report acts of animal cruelty.

If you witness an act of animal cruelty please contact our confidential toll free hotline at: 1 (888) 703-7722.

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