Lo­cal man fac­ing an­i­mal cru­elty charges

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS -

A Win­ter­land man will ap­pear in Provin­cial Court Mar. 5 at 9:30 a.m. to en­ter pleas to an­i­mal cru­elty charges.

Burin Penin­sula RCMP re­sponded to an an­i­mal com­plaint Jan. 6 in the Town of Win­ter­land. The en­su­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, sup­ported with as­sis­tance from the Of­fice of the Chief Vet­eri­nary Of­fi­cer for New­found­land and Labrador, re­sulted in the owner of the farm be­ing charged.

The of­fi­cers lo­cated eight dead an­i­mals – five calves, two sheep and a goat.

The 49-year-old male is fac­ing a crim­i­nal charge of an­i­mal cru­elty as well as three charges un­der the An­i­mal Health and Pro­tec­tion Act. He was ar­rested Feb. 11 and ap­peared in court on the same date.

He was re­leased from cus­tody and is on strict con­di­tions in­clud­ing not be­ing per­mit­ted to have the cus­tody or con­trol of any an­i­mal.

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