PRESS RELEASE: Lifetime Ban from Owning Animals Handed to Annapolis County Pair

Posted on: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

(Annapolis, Nova Scotia) Donald Amero and Megan Amero of Greywood, Annapolis County have been handed a prohibition from owning companion animals for the rest of their lives. Both pled guilty to causing an animal to be in distress, contrary to section 21(1) of the Animal Protection Act of NS and were sentenced on March 14, 2017 at the Annapolis County Court House.

In March of 2016 the Nova Scotia SPCA received an anonymous complaint from the public alleging there were several thin cats living inside of a Greywood residence. When officers investigated, they discovered many cats living in unsanitary conditions and a plastic kennel containing a mother cat with 5 kittens, all were urine soaked and caked with feces. The cats and kittens suffered from a variety of medical and parasitic aliments and were immediately treated by a veterinarian after removal by the SPCA.

A total of 17 cats were removed from the care and control of Donald and Megan Amero. All the cats and kittens were successfully rehabilitated and adopted.

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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