Bay Roberts RCMP have laid animal cruelty charges against a 55-year-old dog breeder after seizing five dogs from him in late April.
Carl Caravan of Clarke’s Beach has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and for animal neglect.
Caravan has been released from police custody on conditions not to possess or own an animal and will appear in court on Aug. 7.
The RCMP says the dogs have been placed into the care of the Baccalieu Trail SPCA and are recovering in their foster homes. At this time, the animals are currently not up for adoption.