Truro man convicted of animal cruelty

Harry Sullivan
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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.

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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.

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  • kaitlyn
    September 04, 2014 - 20:05

    I love this! So happy to see that Nova Scotia is hardening up on animal abuse! Hopefully it is only a matter of time before it is taken as seriously as it should be! Happy to hear Daisy will be going to a better home!

  • Bazzy
    April 16, 2014 - 17:47

    I read this and was very upset about the abuse that this poor animal had to endure at the hands of this individual. I for one am tired of light sentences being given to animal abusers, they never learn. This individual will not pay the fine , lets call it the way it is. It is time that we jail , Animal abusers, maybe then a message will be sent to all of these spineless individuals. That we as a society are not longer willing to give you a slap on the hand, you do the crime, you pay the price!