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PRESS RELEASE: Yarmouth Man Charged with Animal Cruelty involving 10 Dogs kept in unsanitary conditions

Posted on: Monday, October 30th, 2017
Yarmouth NS (October 30, 2017) – Douglas Wilson  was charged on October 24th, 2017 with causing animals to be in distress contrary to section 21 (1); failing to provide animals with adequate water and food, contrary to section 22 (a); failing to provide adequate medical attention when an animal was wounded or ill, contrary to section 22 (b); confining animals to an enclosure to an area with inadequate space and unsanitary conditions contrary to section 22 (d) of the Animal Protection Act of NS; and wilfully permitting unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal contrary to Section 445.1 (1)A of the Criminal Code of Canada.

SPCA officers responded to a complaint received by public on October 2nd, 2016. Officers seized 3 dogs that were in immediate distress.   On October 6th, 2017, SPCA officers returned with a search warrant and seized another 7 dogs from the property.

Wilson is scheduled to appear in Yarmouth provincial court on December 18th, 2017 at 9:30am.

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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