PRESS RELEASE: Falmouth man charged with Animal Cruelty

Posted on: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Hants County, NS (July 25, 2017) –  The NS SPCA has charged a Falmouth man   after investigating a complaint from the public involving several animals living at a residence in Hants County.

Duncan David Sinclair of Falmouth, NS has been charged with causing an animal to be in distress; contrary to section 21(1) of the Animal Protection Act of NS and failing to provide adequate medical attention when an animal was wounded or ill; contrary to section 22 (b) of the Animal Protection Act.  Sinclair will be arraigned on October 3rd, 2017 in Windsor Provincial Court.

The accused has filed an appeal with the Animal Cruelty Appeal Board in attempts to have the seized dogs returned to him. A hearing will be held to determine if the dogs will be returned to the accused on Monday July 24th in Windsor. Under the Animal Protection Act of NS, anyone who has had an animal(s) seized has the legal right to an administrative hearing. This hearing will determine if they will have their seized animals returned to them or the animals will be awarded to the care and custody of the NSSPCA.

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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