Max, a shepherd cross, is pictured in this file photo after the Clarenville area SPCA and the RCMP took the dog from its home in an emaciated condition last March. The dog died soon after.
The case of a couple found guilty of two counts each of cruelty to animals has been set over to March 21 for sentencing.
Harvey Murlin Price, 42, and Jacqueline Cooper, 38, were both convicted Dec. 10 in provincial court in Clarenville on charges in connection with a Sheppard cross mix named Max.
A news release nots that in March 2012, Max was removed from the home of Price in Hillivew by the Clarenville Area SPCA. Upon the removal, Max was extremely emaciated, had lost all muscle mass, and was no longer able to walk on his own.
Max was in the care of the Clarenville Area SPCA for only a few days before his condition deteriorated to the point that he was euthanized to prevent further suffering.
Price and Cooper are currently working in Labrador and were not present in the Clarenville courtroom this morning when the case was called.