Plea date set for Lit­tle Nar­rows woman on an­i­mal cru­elty charges

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton -

HAL­I­FAX — A 21-year-old Lit­tle Nar­rows woman is to re­turn to pro­vin­cial court next week to en­ter pleas on two charges re­lat­ing to an­i­mal cru­elty.

Bethany Ma­cLean is charged with caus­ing un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing to an an­i­mal and with fail­ing to pro­vide suit­able and ad­e­quate food, wa­ter and shel­ter.

The charge was filed af­ter Ma­cLean was al­leged to have left a dog in­side of a ve­hi­cle for an un­de­ter­mined amount of time and fail­ing to pro­vide the dog with ad­e­quate food and wa­ter.

Of­fi­cials with the pro­vin­cial SPCA were called to the scene by Hal­i­fax Re­gional Po­lice af­ter a dead dog was re­moved from a ve­hi­cle in a parkade in Hal­i­fax ear­lier this year. The re­mains were sent to pathol­ogy for necropsy. Ma­cLean is now sched­uled to en­ter pleas to the charges Sept. 21.

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