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PRESS RELEASE: East Hants couple convicted of animal cruelty

Posted on: Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

East Hants (January 26 2016) – On October 23 2015 Jenny Jessop and Tyler Northup of East Hants had pled guilty to violating the Animal Protection Act; Section 22(a) failure to provide adequate food and water, Section 22(b) failure to provide adequate medical attention and Section 22(1) and for causing an animal to be in distress.

Pictured below is Brandy, a 4 year old female boxer seized from the couple back in November 2014 and as a result of her condition Jessop and Northup were sentenced to a 5 year prohibition from owning animals.

Officers seized Brandy from the couple as she was found well below healthy body weight, with several sores on her body and tail – which later had to be amputated.

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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