PRESS RELEASE: North Kentville Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty

Posted on: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

(Kentville, Nova Scotia) A North Kentville woman has been charged with animal cruelty after a severely neglected dog was found roaming by a member of the public.
On February 19, 2017 a concerned member of the public brought a severely neglected dog to the Kings SPCA shelter in Waterville. The dog was suffering from many serious medical ailments. Investigators later determined who owned the dog and confirmed that the dog had not received any medical treatment in several years.
Laura Manley of North Kentville 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 an animal with adequate medical attention when an animal is wounded or ill; contrary to section 22(b) of the Animal Protection Act of NS. Manley is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on March 28, 2017 for arraignment.
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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