Nova Scotia Woman Convicted of Animal Cruelty

After receiving an “emergency complaint” about abandoned animals, an SPCA investigation revealed a cat and a dog that needed veterinary care and one dead dog in the home of a Nova Scotia woman. According to the SPCA, a necropsy found the dog's cause of death was likely dehydration and emaciation due to malnutrition. The woman has been convicted of one count of permitting an animal to be in distress. Her sentence includes a ten-year prohibition from owning animals and a $500 fine.