Nova Scotia Man Charged for Breaching Court-Ordered Animal Breeding Prohibition

In December 2021, Brian Merrill Levy was convicted for permitting an animal to be in distress under Nova Scotia’s Animal Protection Act. The conviction followed an investigation by the Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NS SPCA) who received a complaint that Levy was operating a puppy mill. As part of his sentence, the court ordered Levy not to own any animals for breeding purposes although he was permitted to have custody of up to two spayed or neutered companion dogs. The NS SPCA was tipped off that Levy had breached his conditions by being in possession of five dogs. Three dogs were seized from his residence. Levy is set to return to court on June 28th to address charges of breaching a court order. Read more here.