Truro man convicted of animal cruelty

Harry Sullivan
Published on April 16, 2014
Animal cruelty

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.

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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