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PRESS RELEASE: REPEAT OFFENDER CHARGED UNDER ANIMAL PROTECT ACT

Posted on: Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Dartmouth, NS (March 31, 2016) – After a visit from Nova Scotia SPCA Cruelty Investigations team on Tuesday, March 29th, Gail Benoit – repeat offender – has been charged once again for violating the Animal Protection Act under the following sections;

Section 21 (6) selling of an animal (cats) without veterinary certificate of health;

Section 18B (2) refusing to furnish information required by an Inspector or Peace Officer in the exercise of powers or the performance of duties of an Inspector or Peace Officer

Benoit’s first appearance in court to face these charges will occur on April 19th at 9:30 a.m. in Dartmouth Court.

The Nova Scotia SPCA is recognized as the leading expert in the areas of advocacy and companion animal protection. 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.

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

 

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