TRURO – A Truro man who pled guilty to animal cruelty by failing to provide adequate medical care to a dog has been fined $500 in provincial court.
Gregory Donald Peppard, 33, of 1186 Prince St., was also ordered to pay $2,542 in restitution to the Nova Scotia SPCA for boarding and medical costs and is banned from owning an animal for five years.
In a news release issued by the SPCA, spokesperson Ashley Burke said the case involved an American Staffordshire named Daisy that was left untreated after suffering from a “severe” case of manage.
“It was one of the worst cases of mange the cruelty investigators involved in the case had ever seen,” Burke said.
“It was one of the worst cases of mange the cruelty investigators involved in the case had ever seen."
Mange is a class of skin diseases caused by parasitic mites.
Daisy remains under care by SPCA’s Foster Care Program but will be soon be available for adoption.