Police investigate death of animal

Burns Lake

2020-10-06 13:50 HAP

Dossier nº 2020-2491

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On Friday, October 2, 2020, Burns Lake RCMP received a report of an incident on the Southside where a pony had been gravely injured and had to be euthanized. The owner feared that the animal had been intentionally injured and wanted the police to look into it further.

After a thorough investigation, police discovered that the pony had inadvertently wandered onto a neighbouring property and became tangled in a live trap.

During the attempt to free the pony, by cutting the rope it was caught in, the pony was accidently injured. The pony went home where the owners found the animal. Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the pony.

The police investigated, which included obtaining statements, determined there was no criminal intent. The person who tried to free the animal was very remorseful and apologetic. As the trap that caught the pony was made of illegal material, the person was fined under the Wildlife Act Regulations.

This was an unfortunate accident, and the individual has been dealt with within the confines of the law, said S/Sgt Shaunna Lewis NCO i/c Burns Lake RCMP.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Madonna Saunderson

S.-off. conseillère de district (relations avec les médias)
District du Nord
4020, 5e Avenue, Prince George (C.-B.) V2M 7E7
Téléphone : 250-561-3166
Cellulaire : 250-301-3521

Courriel : madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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