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PRESS RELEASE: SPCA Busts Puppy Mill in Annapolis County

Posted on: Thursday, February 11th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Dalhousie (February 11, 2016) – The Nova Scotia SPCA’s Cruelty Investigations team responded to a call in West Dalhousie alerting them of a suspected puppy mill in Annapolis County. The owner of the property had several outstanding arrest warrants and was arrested on site by the RCMP who accompanied Cruelty Officers for the seizure.

Due to the severity of the conditions the animals were found in, a team of 5 Provincial Cruelty Officers seized 20 dogs, 4 puppies and 4 rabbits from the property.

All animals are on their way to receive immediate medical care and full veterinary exams. Several of the dogs have severe matting and urine stained fur.

Investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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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