UPDATE: RCMP describe dog shelter as “inadequate”

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Police are describing the conditions under which two beagles were being housed in Bay Roberts as “inadequate,” and suspect one of the animals likely died because of exposure to cold temperatures.

Officers with the Trinity Conception District RCMP visited the residential property today (Jan. 28) after receiving a complaint of alleged animal neglect.

Officers found two beagles — one was dead and the second was “in distress.”

Cpl. Sean Tipple said the enclosure where the dogs were being kept does not appear to be insulated or offer any form of heat, and temperatures have been well below the freezing mark in recent days.

He said both animals appeared to have been well fed, and described the dog that died as “healthy looking.”

The surviving dog is being examined by a veterinarian in Bay Roberts, and will likely be turned over to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).


… Earlier article

Headline: Police discovered dead dog; considering charges


The Trinity Conception District RCMP is confirming that officers are investigating a possible case of animal neglect after responding to a complaint in Bay Roberts today (Jan. 28).

Officers who visited the residence say two dogs were found outside. One was deceased and the second was “in distress.”

Police believe exposure to the cold weather conditions may have played a role.

The live dog was taken to a local veterinarian to be examined.

According to a news release, police are considering charges under the new Animal Health and Protection Act.  

Meanwhile, police are urging members of the public to report cases of animal abuse, and note that the RCMP works in partnership with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Those who can no longer care for an animal due to financial restraints, medical problems, or other concerns are encouraged to contact the SPCA.

Organizations: RCMP, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Geographic location: Bay Roberts

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  • hammond anson
    January 29, 2013 - 09:25

    a video camera and an upload to youtube will quickly put an end to the abuse.