Pictou RCMP charges two people for animal cruelty

April 13, 2018
Pictou, Nova Scotia

News release

On April 12, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of two people who had a rifle in their possession in their vehicle on Depot St. Police responded and encountered a man and a woman who were reported by witnesses to be shooting pigeons with a rifle.

Shortly after police arrived on scene, they determined that the weapon was a pellet gun. The two suspects were arrested without incident. A 28-year-old man from Scotch Hill is facing charges of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Causing Animals or Birds Unnecessary Suffering. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on June 6.


Contact information

Cpl. Ron Bryce
Pictou District RCMP
Office: 902-755-4141

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