January 19, 2017 (Windsor, NS) Charlene Lucas was charged in June 2016 after SPCA officers removed a dog from her apartment in Windsor, NS.
Lucas was charged under the NS Animal Protection Act with failing to provide an animal with adequate medical attention when the animal is wounded or ill contrary to section 22(b); and causing an animal to be in distress contrary to section 21 (1).
The dog was severely matted and unable to walk on its hind leg. When the dog was taken for veterinary care, it was determined that the dog’s leg had been broken and left untreated.
Lucas pled guilty at trial on January 17, 2017 in Windsor court where she was given a 5 year prohibition on owning animals and a $150.00 court fine.
SPCA Chief Provincial Inspector Joanne Landsburg commented, “I’m disappointed with the sentencing in this case. The dog suffered greatly and had to be euthanized. I would like to have seen a much longer prohibition for such a horrible offence”.
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