August 2, 2014 12:50 pm

Case of pit bull neglect leads to lifetime ban on owning animals

A one-year-old pit bull named Skylar has been rescued.

Unleashed! Pet Portraits / BC SPCA

VANCOUVER – An Esquimalt man has received a lifetime ban on owning animals following an investigation by the BC SPCA.

Hubert Henry was charged in August 2013 under both the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Criminal Code of Canada for badly neglecting his female pit bull, Skylar.

She was found tethered outdoors without access to enough food, water or shelter until she was seized by SPCA special constables in May, 2013. Skylar was only one year old.

“Skylar is an amazing dog,” says SPCA Constable Lynsay Bailey. “She was living in the worst possible circumstances, but she is so resilient.”

Skylar has since been adopted into a new home.

The lifetime ban was recommended for Henry because he was also found guilty of animal cruelty in 2009 for the neglect of two other pit bulls. Those two dogs were seized by the SPCA and adopted into loving homes.

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