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Port Hawkesbury man charged with animal cruelty


Richmond Co. RCMP charged a man with animal cruelty after an incident in Louisdale.


On February 2nd, RCMP received a report of a social media post about a dog being tied up in the woods.


Officers began investigating the incident and learned the dog had been rescued by a third party and was no longer out in the elements.


On February 3rd, a 29-year-old Port Hawkesbury man contacted police advising that he wanted to turn himself in for this incident.


The man met with an officer at the St. Peter’s Detachment and was later released on conditions, including that he doesn't possess any animals.


The man turned over a second dog prior to his release.


29-year-old Dryden George of Port Hawkesbury, has been charged with cruelty to animals and will appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on April 24th.


RCMP are working with the Nova Scotia SPCA and a local rescue organization as part of this investigation.

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