PRESS RELEASE: Berwick Area Man Banned from Owning Animals for Life

Posted on: Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Kentville (October 27, 2016) – Leroy Marshall of Welsford, Kings County, N.S. has been handed a lifetime prohibition from owning companion animals after pleading guilty to a charge of causing an animal to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act.

On January 19th, 2016, an anonymous complaint was filed with the NS SPCA alleging multiple dogs were tethered outside with inadequate shelter on Mr. Marshall’s property. Three dogs were removed from the property by an SPCA Cruelty Investigator; and all were found to be emaciated, anemic, severely matted and in extremely poor condition. One dog was discovered frozen to the ground by its chain and was unable to stand.  All of the dogs required extensive veterinarian care over an extended period of time; but eventually were successfully rehabilitated and adopted.

Chief Provincial Inspector, S/Cst. Jo-anne Landsburg says, “The public has a moral obligation to report animal cruelty and all calls are confidential.” The NS SPCA has a zero tolerance policy on animal cruelty and encourages those who witness acts of cruelty to report it confidentially by calling 1-888-702-7722.



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