PRESS RELEASE: Halifax Man charged with Animal Cruelty

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Halifax, NS (March 06, 2018) – Anthony Mercer, a 29-year-old from Halifax man has been charged with animal cruelty, under section 21 (1) of the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia – causing an animal distress on March 6th 2018. Mercer was accused with causing distress to a cat between the dates of December 14th to the 21st of December, 2017.

Nova Scotia SPCA Cruelty Officers responded to a complaint by the cat’s owner that it was suffering from serious wounds and had to be taken for emergency medical treatment. The cat is now recovering with its owner and is expected to make a full recovery.

Mercer is scheduled to appear in court on April 18, 2018 in Halifax Provincial Court.

 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 NS SPCA urges you to report acts of animal cruelty by contacting our confidential toll free hotline at: 1-888-703-7722




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