Nova Scotia SPCA lays charges after 127 cats seized, raising money to pay for rescue

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127 cats have been seized by the Nova Scotia SPCA. FIle

Three people have been charged with animal cruelty after the Nova Scotia SPCA seized 127 cats from a Dartmouth property last week.  

The SPCA has laid charges of “confining an animal to an enclosure or area with inadequate space, unsanitary conditions, inadequate ventilation or without providing an opportunity for exercise so as to significantly impair the animal’s health or well-being.”

The cats are at the provincial shelter in HRM, as well as at the Kings County, Colchester and Pictou county shelters.

Taking in the animals has been expensive, the provincial SPCA said in a news release, with an estimated cost of $15,000 so far.

“Community members have been helpful in bringing in much needed supplies,” the release stated. “The 127 cats are all in the process of being spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia, dewormed, vaccinated, parasite treated and socialized. Over the coming days and weeks the cats will be available for adoption.”

A website has been set up to accept donations to help cover the cost of the cats’ seizure and care here.

 

Geographic location: Dartmouth, HRM, Kings Colchester

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  • jeff
    April 04, 2014 - 18:20

    I find it disturbing that the SPCA, a non-governmental organization, with no citizen or governmental oversight, has been authorized to lay criminal charges an seize property.