Update: Man accused in death of dog in car at Acadia last summer found guilty

Kirk Starratt
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The trial of a Lunenburg man accused of failing to provide his dog with reasonable protection from injuries continued this afternoon in Kentville.  

Jason Remai, 37, was charged following the death of a Portuguese water dog  named Jackie in Wolfville on July 21, 2013. The dog was left in a car on a hot afternoon. People in the area noticed the dog was in distress and broke the window of the vehicle to free it. The dog died just moments later.

Crown Jim Fyfe called four witnesses in the morning session, including Elizabeth Brewster, who first discovered the dog in distress; John Cummings, who broke a car window in an effort to save the dog; Wallace Brushett, who works for Acadia Security and responded to a call about a dog in distress; and meteorologist Brigette Thomas, who gave expert testimony about temperature and weather conditions in Wolfville on the day of the alleged offence.  

Remai was charged under the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia after RCMP responded to two calls about a dog in distress in Wolfville at around 3:20 p.m. on July 21, 2013.

He was found guilty of the charge and will be sentenced June 25. 

More to come.

Organizations: Acadia Security, RCMP

Geographic location: Wolfville, Kentville, Acadia Lunenburg Nova Scotia

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