Thursday, February 10, 2011

SPCA official in Yarmouth, N.S., accused of animal cruelty and neglect

SPCA official in Yarmouth, N.S., accused of animal cruelty and neglect


The Canadian Press

Wed, 9 Feb 2011 18:54:00 CST Share




YARMOUTH, N.S. - The president of the SPCA in Yarmouth, N.S., has been accused of animal cruelty and neglect.



Neil Hackett was suspended from his duties after the Nova Scotia SPCA received a complaint Tuesday.



Provincial executive director Kristin Williams said the complaint pertains to farm animals and pets in Hackett's care.



She said the RCMP is investigating instead of the SPCA to avoid the perception of conflict of interest.



The Mounties confirmed the investigation Wednesday but would provide no details.



(CJLS)



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