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.