Pit bulls show up at court for animal cruelty case

Rosie Mullaley
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The case of a Conception Bay South man charged with animal cruelty against seven pit bulls was called in provincial court in St. John's this morning.

Four pit bulls and their owners showed up this morning outside Courtroom No. 7 in Atlantic Place for a case involving a Conception Bay South man charged with animal cruelty. Bill Dicks and another dog owner is seen here with his dog Willa and three other pit bulls. — Photo by Rosie Mullaley/The Telegram


Ross A. Martin, 35, wasn't there, but was represented by his lawyer Randy Piercey.

Piercey told Judge Pamela Goulding that he was just retained by Martin and he needed time to review the file. He and Crown prosecutor Danny Vavasour agreed to set the case over until July 31.

Martin is charged with seven counts each of animal cruelty and unlawfully causing an animal suffering.

Four pit bulls — including two which were reportedly neglected by Ross — were outside the courtroom this morning with their owners.

BIll Dicks, one of the dog owners told reporters the dogs are doing very well. He said when he got Willa, she weighed 20 pounds. Now she's 50 pounds.


See the full story in tomorrow's Telegram.


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Recent comments

  • Leanne
    June 19, 2014 - 13:29

    The penalty for animal cruelty in this province is a joke. Im sure the punishment will not fit the crime.

  • sandra
    June 19, 2014 - 10:54

    Thank god for people that have good hearts for animals