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(Updated) Pictou County man faces animal cruelty charges

Update via SPCA

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Update: dog​ recovering in relation to Pictou County animal cruelty investigation

​The dog removed from a Sylvester, Pictou County home on​ February 14 following animal cruelty complaints is recovering.

The RCMP and the SPCA advise the public the dog that was found injured inside the home and was transported to a veterinary clinic for treatment is in serious condition but is responsive and​ recovering, and we are hopeful for her full recovery. Police also wish to advise the public that vigilante justice will not be tolerated.​

The RCMP and the SPCA are continuing the investigation

On February 14, Pictou District RCMP responded to a report of cruelty to animals at a home located on Maple St. in Sylvester, Pictou County.

When police arrived at the home, they found an injured dog inside. The dog was in need of medical attention and was transported to a veterinary clinic for treatment.

The 55-year-old man was later arrested and faces 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 Pictou Provincial Court on April 15.

The RCMP and the SPCA are continuing to investigate this incident.​

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Source : Media Release

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