SPCA investigating after dog found dead in Kings County

Wendy Elliott welliott@kingscountynews.ca
Published on April 12, 2016
Kings District RCMP and SPCA officials are looking for any information about a dog that appears to have been killed in West Brooklyn recently.
Wendy Elliott, Kingscountynews.ca

WEST BROOKLYN - Nova Scotia's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is seeking public assistance after a dead dog was discovered  April 12 on West Brooklyn Mountain Road.

According to a Facebook post by the SPCA, the sound of a gunshot was reported to Kings District RCMP at 8:30 p.m. April 3 from residents of the road, which is east of Wolfville.

On April 12, the body of an adult, female, black Lab were discovered in the same area. "The dog appears to have been shot," the SPCA said.

According to the society, the dog's body was located along a trail near the main road, covered by a barbecue cover.

"The Nova Scotia SPCA has taken the dog’s remains to have a necropsy performed," the post said. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Animal Cruelty Investigators at 888-703-7722.

A year ago, three reports came into the RCMP about the carcasses of dogs that had been dumped in Centreville.

On April 11, 2015,  three dead dogs were noted and another call was made on April 16. An investigation into that case has not led to any charges, according to SPCA spokesperson Courtney Zylstra said April 12.

“We are seeking information,” Zylstra said, “if the public knows anything. Reports of dead dogs do not come in a lot.”

The SPCA took over animal bylaw enforcement for Kings County in 2014.

welliott@kingscountynews.ca