SPCA in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter watch­dog found dead

An­i­mal likely froze to death, says of­fi­cial

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE - CAPE BRE­TON POST BY CHRIS HAYES

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,

she said.

Steve Wad­den - Cape Bre­ton Post

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.

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