Dead dog found in car, woman charged

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the Grandeur of the Seas.” But the cap­tain changed course and the big ship’s bridge team lost the tar­get on their radar screen due to prox­im­ity.

“The TSB’S in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the close-quar­ters cross­ing be­tween the Sum­mer Bay and the Grandeur of the Seas de­ter­mined that the master of the Sum­mer Bay mis­in­ter­preted radar data and made a de­ci­sion to cross the bow of the Grandeur of the Seas with in­suf­fi­cient in­for­ma­tion,” the re­port said. A Cape Bre­ton woman has been charged af­ter po­lice found a dead dog in a parked ve­hi­cle in Hal­i­fax ear­lier this year.

In a news re­lease sent Thurs­day, the SPCA said Bethany Maclean, from Lit­tle Nar­rows, has been charged for leav­ing “a dog in­side of a ve­hi­cle for an un­de­ter­mined amount of time and fail­ing to pro­vide the dog with ad­e­quate food and wa­ter.”

Maclean was ar­rested and charged with caus­ing un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing or in­jury to an an­i­mal and fail­ing to pro­vide suit­able and ad­e­quate food, wa­ter, shel­ter and care. Maclean was ex­pected to ap­pear in Hal­i­fax pro­vin­cial court on Thurs­day.

Hal­i­fax Re­gional Po­lice con­tacted the SPCA on May 25 af­ter find­ing the dog in a ve­hi­cle in a parkade in the 5600 block of Spring Gar­den Road, be­tween South Park Street and Dres­den Row.

Po­lice and the SPCA worked to­gether on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and po­lice laid charges this week.

“I’m very pleased to have jointly worked on this file with Hal­i­fax Re­gional Po­lice who brought charges for­ward,” Jo-anne Lands­burg, chief in­spec­tor for the Nova Sco­tia SPCA, said in a state­ment.

“Sadly, it was a very un­for­tu­nate out­come for the dog.”

Nei­ther the SPCA or po­lice had much more de­tail on the file, but po­lice spokesper­son Wendy Mans­field asked the pub­lic to im­me­di­ately re­port any in­stance of an­i­mal cru­elty.

“Ob­vi­ously you can con­tact the SPCA, but if there’s an emer­gency sit­u­a­tion where you think that an an­i­mal is in dis­tress, call po­lice and we can re­spond,” Mans­field said.

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