Two in Greywood handed lifetime pet ownership ban

Published on March 15, 2017

These kittens were among 17 cats and kittens taken from a home in Greywood last year. Two people have been banned from owning pets for the rest of their lives.

GREYWOOD – Two people from Greywood won’t be owning anymore pets.

Donald Amero and Megan Amero of Greywood, Annapolis County have been handed a lifetime prohibition from owning companion animals.

Both pled guilty to causing an animal to be in distress, contrary to section 21(1) of the Animal Protection Act of NS and were sentenced on March 14 at the provincial court in Annapolis Royal. 

In March of 2016 the Nova Scotia SPCA received an anonymous complaint from the public alleging there were several thin cats living inside a Greywood residence. When officers investigated, they discovered many cats living in unsanitary conditions and a plastic kennel containing a mother cat with five kittens. All were urine soaked and caked with feces.

The SPCA said the cats and kittens suffered from a variety of medical and parasitic aliments. The animals were immediately treated by a veterinarian after removal by the SPCA.

A total of 17 cats were taken from the Ameros and all the cats and kittens were successfully rehabilitated and adopted.

The NS SPCA operates on a policy of zero tolerance for animal cruelty and sets the standard of animal care for the province of Nova Scotia.

Report acts of animal cruelty by contacting the confidential toll free hotline at: 1-888-703-7722.