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Amherst man sentenced after SPCA found dog in distress and ‘soaked in urine’

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Nova Scotia SPCA say an Amherst man has been sentenced for animal cruelty after his dog was found thin, unable to walk and in distress.

The SPCA received a complaint about 63-year-old Reginald Evans on Oct. 17, 2019, saying the dog was in poor condition.

The same day, SPCA officers responded to the call and seized a small dog they found in distress.

“The dog was found in thin condition and soaked in urine,” said the N.S. SPCA Chief Provincial Inspector Jo-Anne Landsburg, in a news release.

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Due to the dog’s poor condition, the veterinarian recommended to humanly euthanize the dog.

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“It was determined… prolonging the dog’s life would further its suffering,” Landsburg said.

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Evans was convicted for failing to provide adequate medical attention, under the Animal Protection Act of Nova Scotia, on Sept. 21, 2020.

He has been given a five-year prohibition on owning any animals, and a $150 fine to be paid before March.

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