Monday, December 6, 2010

Swan River man faces animal cruelty charges

Dozens of animals have been seized from a Swan River-area farm after investigators allegedly found them unhealthy, neglected and not properly cared-for.

Police launched an investigation after receiving a civilian complaint on Nov. 27 about a farm in the RM of Swan River.

On Dec. 1, with the assistance of local veterinarians, staff from the Provincial Office of the Chief Veterinarian, and local animal control officers, a total of 27 dogs, 15 horses and two donkeys were seized and removed from the property.

A 68-year-old local area man was arrested and released on conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Swan River court on Jan. 5 to face criminal charges for cruelty to animals.

The investigation continues..." More

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