UPDATE: The owner of the animals seized in this case has filed an appeal with the Animal Cruelty Appeal Board. This hearing will determine if the seizure of the 6 dogs was lawful under the Animal Protection Act and will also determine if the dogs will be returned to the owner or custody granted to the SPCA.
When the SPCA seize an animal in NS the owner is given the opportunity to appeal the seizure for the return of their animals.
This hearing will be held on July 24th at 2pm in Windsor. ...
We want to thank everyone for their concern surrounding the seizure of 6 small dogs yesterday. We have also received a lot of questions as to why some dogs were not seized and left behind. We want to assure everyone that those dogs were not in the same condition as the ones seized and we will continue with our investigation until we have full compliance for each and every dog. We are still in the very early stages of the investigation and the case will remain open until we are satisfied every animal is safe and healthy. Charges are pending.