PRESS RELEASE: More charges laid under Animal Protection Act

Posted on: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

 Dartmouth NS (October 7, 2015) – More charges have been laid as a result of the seizure of 25 American Staffordshire Terriers, including several newborns, from a home in North Preston on the weekend. Makell Aaron Cain, son of Warren Cain, has been charged with violating the Animal Protection Act under the following Sections;

Section 22(a) failed to provide the animal(s) with adequate source of water;

Section 22 (c) failed to provide the animal(s) with reasonable protection from injurious heat or cold

Section 22(d) confine animal(s) to an enclosure or area with inadequate space, unsanitary conditions without providing an opportunity for exercise so as to significantly impair the animal(s) health or well-being

Section 21(2) causing an animal(s) to be in distress

The accused are to appear in Dartmouth Court on November 17 at 9:30 am.

“We’ve received a number of calls and emails asking how people can help support the care of these animals,” said Elizabeth Murphy, CEO, NS SPCA. “If you’d like to help, we’d ask that you please visit and make a donation or text the word SPCA to 4-10-10 and you can donate $5, $10, $20, and $25.”

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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