February 24, 2016 12:09 pm

SPCA lays charges after seizure of dogs, rabbits in West Dalhousie, N.S.

The Nova Scotia SPCA and RCMP seized 20 dogs, four puppies and four rabbits from a puppy mill in Annapolis County on February 11, 2016.

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The Nova Scotia SPCA has laid charges against a West Dalhousie, N.S. couple after 24 dogs and 4 rabbits were seized from a puppy mill in the Annapolis Valley on Feb. 11.

The animals were seized by the NS SPCA cruelty investigations team, which was acting under a search warrant.

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Kevin Pinkney and Tessa Taylor are facing a string of charges, including failure to provide adequate medical attention, an adequate source of water, and reasonable protection from the cold.

They have also been charged with causing an animal to be in distress, and interference and obstruction of an officer in the exercise of the power given under the Animal Protection Act.

Several newborn puppies and rabbits were among the animals seized. They were transferred to the SPCA shelter in Dartmouth for care.

The animals are not currently being offered for adoption as they are part of the ongoing investigation.

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