Posted on 12/03/2010, 7:51 am, by mySteinbach

One of the animals connected to a cruelty to animals incident.

On November 27, 2010, Swan River RCMP received a complaint from a civilian and began an investigation into allegations of cruelty to animals on a local farm, located in the RM of Swan River.

On December 1, 2010, 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 2 donkeys were seized and removed from the property.

Investigators found the live animals unhealthy, neglected and not being properly cared for.

The 68-year-old local area man was arrested and released on conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Swan River Court on January 5, 2011 to face criminal charges for Cruelty to Animals.

The investigation continues.

Cst. Miles Hiebert
RCMP Media Relations
(204) 983-8497