C.B.S. man facing charges of allowing dog to suffer

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St. John’s — A Conception Bay South man accused of having his dog’s collar so tight around its neck, it was causing injury, is due to appear before a judge later this month.

Ronald Squires is scheduled to be in provincial court Dec. 18 to answer to a charge of allowing an animal to be in distress, under the Animal Health and Protection Act.

The 46-year-old was formally charged on Nov. 16 following an investigation into allegations he was mistreating his dog by having the animal’s collar too tight.

Police received the complaint Oct. 9 from the a municipal enforcement officer in C.B.S. An investigation was conducted by the town’s Humane Services officers.

The dog seized from Squires’ property and was taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

Organizations: Humane Services

Geographic location: C.B.S.

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    December 07, 2013 - 09:21

    When the enforcement officer saw that the collar was too tight, did the owner loosen it?? If yes, problem solved and that should be the end of it. I assume the owner said no and that's why there is a story. More detail please.