SPCA investigating after watchdog found dead
Animal likely froze to death, says official
BARRACHOIS — The SPCA is investigating a possible case of animal abuse after finding the body of a dog lying dead on the frozen ground in a wooded area Wednesday.
Kristian Williams, executive director of the Nova Scotia SPCA, said Thursday the body of the male bull mastiff mixed breed that was found in an isolated logging area in Barrachois has been taken
This is clear that there is a case here to be investigated and potentially charges that
may result and once we know more...
Kristian Williams, Nova Scotia SPCA executive director
whether the dog froze to death, to Truro where a veterinarian will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The autopsy will likely show she said.
“This is clear that there is a case here to be investigated and potentially charges that may result and once we know more from the (autopsy), we will be able to determine the course of the investigation,” she said.
Nova Scotia law refers to cases of animals being placed in distress, which applies to abuse, neglect or cruelty,
Barrachois resident Joe Bona crouches next to the frozen body of a dog he discovered Wednesday, only a few feet from an uninsulated doghouse near a woodcutting operation on Barrachois Mountain.