A 58-year-old woman from Dartmouth, has been charged with animal cruelty under the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia.
Robin Gray was charged with causing her dog to be in distress contrary to section 21 (1) and failing to provide an animal with adequate medical attention when the animal is wounded or ill
contrary to section 22 (b) of the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia.
On February 7, 2019, SPCA officers received a call from Halifax Regional Police who were on scene conducting a search warrant, that a dog was in distress at the residence.
SPCA officers attended the residence and found one mix breed dog in distress and in need of medical attention. The dog was removed from the property by the SPCA and immediately taken for veterinary care.
In Nova Scotia, when an animal is seized by an enforcement agency, including the SPCA, the owner has a right to an appeal by the Animal Cruelty Appeal Board. No appeal has been filed with the Animal Cruelty Appeal board and therefore the dog will remain in the custody of the
SPCA where it will continue to receive medical treatment and eventually be placed for adoption.
“It is important to know that responsible pet ownership includes providing medical treatment for your pet when it is injured or sick,” says Chief Provincial Inspector, Jo-Anne Landsburg.
Gray is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial court on March 13th, 2019.
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
Source : Media Release