Halifax couple charged with Animal Cruelty
A 44-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman from Halifax, have been
charged with animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Jody Berry and Josephine Berry were charged with causing, or being the owner who willfully permitted to be caused, unnecessary pain and suffering or injury to an animal contrary to section 445.1 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.
On December 18th, 2018, the SPCA received a complaint that a dog had passed away and that foul play was suspected. The remains of the dog were seized by the SPCA and taken for
necropsy. The results of the necropsy gave evidence and led SPCA to lay charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Berry and Berry are both scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial court on May 7th, 2019.
Truro pair charged with Animal Cruelty
A 27 year-old man and a 19-year-old woman from Truro, have been charged with animal cruelty under the Animal Protection Act of NS
Brett Fiddes (27) and Jessica Riley (19) were charged with permitting an animal to be in distress contrary to section 21 (2); failing to provide an animal with an adequate source of food and water contrary to section 22 (a) and failing to provide and animal with adequate medical attention when it was wounded or ill contrary to section 22 (b) of the Animal Protection Act of NS.
On March 28, 2019, the SPCA received a complaint that a dog owned by the pair, was in poor condition and had been brought to a local veterinarian by a good Samaritan.
The dog was seized by the SPCA and taken for more testing and veterinary care. Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the dog was suffering distress and charges
were brought forth against the owners.
Fiddes and Riley are both scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court on May 8th, 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