A man from Nova Scotia is facing charges and the SPCA is investigating after they removed several dead dogs from his property on Thursday. The 55-year-old man, who has yet to be named, was arrested from his home in Sylvester by RCMP after they responded to a report of animal cruelty in the area. The man is now facing animal cruelty charges.
During the investigation that included the SPCA, a dead dog, and six dead puppies were removed from his property. The Nova Scotia SPCA told CBC that they had also removed one injured dog from the property, as well as another dog and guinea pig who have not been reported as injured.
The RCMP have yet to go into detail about the alleged abuse that took place on this property, but RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Andrew Joyce said that the case was extremely "serious and disturbing,".
The injured dog is being cared for by the SPCA in Nova Scotia and is said to be in poor condition. Necropsies will be performed on the seven deceased dogs that were found on the property as part of the investigation.
The man that was arrested is facing charges of causing damage or injury to animals or birds and causing animals or birds unnecessary suffering. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Pictou provincial court on April 15.
This isn't the only case that the SPCA and RCMP have had to investigate this week. Earlier this week the B.C. SPCA was investigating a case after an injured dog was found abandoned with cocaine and THC in its system. An investigation was put underway in order to find who was responsible for hurting the dog.
A Canadian SPCA worker was also charged for abusing dogs last year in Alberta. She was charged after being seen brutally attacking a dog. She was suspended from her position after the RCMP conducted an investigation on the incident.
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