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RELEASE: 10 Year Prohibition Given in Emaciated Beagle Case

Posted on: Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Spryfield (September 1st, 2016) – On January 20th 2016 The Nova Scotia SPCA Cruelty Investigations team responded to a call regarding an abandoned dog in a basement of a house without food or water.

Cruelty officers arrived on site to find the dog in poor condition and appeared to be emaciated. The dog was seized from the property and taken for emergency medical care.

Owner Carol Christian was charged on February 11th, 2016 and was in court on August 24th, 2016. Christian pled guilty and was sentenced to a 10 year prohibition on owning animals in accordance with violating Section 22(a) of the Animal Protection Act; failure to provide adequate food and water. In addition the prohibition Christian has been ordered to pay $230.00 in court fines.

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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