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Man charged with animal cruelty following N.S. SPCA investigation into dog’s injuries

Photo taken in Canada, Ajax.

A 21-year-old man in Halifax is facing an animal cruelty charge following an investigation into the injuries and death of a dog, according to a statement released by Nova Scotia SPCA on Thursday.

On Dec. 27, 2019, the Nova Scotia SPCA said it responded to a complaint that involved a dog at a veterinary clinic with undetermined medical conditions in need of immediate assistance. The dog was later pronounced dead.

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“SPCA Enforcement Officers transported the dog to the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture’s pathology lab where a necropsy was performed,” the SPCA said.

Tyai Lowe, 21, of Halifax, has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

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Lowe is scheduled to appear at Halifax provincial court at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 19.

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