Dartmouth (October 3, 2015) – The NS SPCA Cruelty Investigations team, assisted by the Police, were called to a situation at a home in North Preston Saturday morning. Cruelty Investigators seized 25 American Staffordshire Terriers, including several newborns.
The Nova Scotia SPCA Cruelty Investigators, under Police escort, took the seized animals for veterinary care. Charges are pending under the Animal Protection Act for the animals’ owner(s).
The Nova Scotia SPCA is grateful for the Police assistance in rescuing these dogs.
“The animals were housed in extremely unsanitary conditions – filled with excrement and with no protection from the heat or cold – causing them to be in distress,” said Constable Jo Anne Landsburg, Chief Provincial Investigator with the Nova Scotia SPCA.
“Now that the dogs have been rescued, SPCA shelter staff will continue the Society’s work in rehabilitating these innocent animals.”
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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