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PRESS RELEASE: Puppy Mill Owners facing Animal Cruelty Charges

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

West Dalhousie (February 24 2016) –  Kevin Pinkney and Tessa Taylor a couple from West Dalhousie in the Annapolis Valley are facing charges under the Animal Protection Act, after the seizure of 24 dogs and 4 rabbits from their property on February 11 2016.

The Nova Scotia SPCA Cruelty Investigations team, while acting under a search warrant seized dogs from their property which including several new born puppies and rabbits earlier this month. Pinkney and Taylor have been charged with violating the Animal Protection Act under the following sections:

Section 22(a) failure to provide the animal(s) with adequate source of water;

Section 22(b) failure to provide adequate medical attention;

Section 22(c) failure to provide reasonable protection from injurious cold;

Section 22(d) Confining animals in an inadequate space and unsanitary conditions without providing the opportunity for exercise;

Section 21 (1) causing an animal to be in distress;

Section 18 b (1) interference and obstruction of an officer in the exercise of the powers given under the Animal Protection Act

A court date is to be set in the future to follow up on these charges.

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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