Charge Laid Following Dog Deaths

A charge of negligence under the Animal Protection Act, 1999, has been laid following investigation into the death of several dogs at a pet boarding business last summer.

The investigation, conducted by the Saskatoon SPCA with assistance from the Saskatoon Police Service, found that on September 10, 2016, 14 large breed dogs died as a result of hyperthermia (heat stroke) and dehydration. The investigation found that the dogs were left unattended overnight at the business in the 100 block of 105th Street East. They were without water and in a room that was dangerously warm.

A 50 year old Saskatoon man is facing the charge. The Provincial Court date has been set for March 29, 2017.

For more information contact:

Patricia Cameron, Executive Director, Saskatoon SPCA, 306-374-7387.

(Occurrence Number: 16-95052)