Maureen Davis, 68, from Canso, has been charged with permitting 11 animals to be in distress, contrary to section 26(2) of the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia.
On September 21, 2023, the Nova Scotia SPCA received a complaint of animals living in unsanitary conditions. Officers responded and found 10 dogs and one cat at the residence living in unhealthy conditions. Orders to comply were given, and upon inspection on November 7, due to non-compliance, the animals were seized.
On November 28 Davis appeared in front of the Nova Scotia Animal Welfare Appeal Board to appeal the seizure. The Board found that the seizure was reasonable and carried out appropriately under the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia and that the animals would remain with the Nova Scotia SPCA.
Davis is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on February 28, 2024.
The Nova Scotia SPCA has a zero-tolerance policy for animal cruelty and neglect. All concerns and complaints submitted to the SPCA are kept confidential. You can report acts of cruelty by calling the SPCA toll-free at 1-888-703-7722, e-mailing email@example.com, or filling out an online form at www.novascotiaspca.ca/reportcruelty.