First Ever Jail Sentence for Animal Cruelty in Nova Scotia
For the first time in the province’s history someone is going to jail for animal cruelty. Michael Cairns has been sentenced to 30 days behind bars after pleading guilty to keeping 19 cats in horrific conditions. It was the Lower Sackville’s man’s second conviction for animal cruelty. Cairns was also convicted and prohibited from owning in animals in 2013 after authorities seized 127 cats from his care. Cairns also failed to pay a court ordered restitution in that sentence of over 16-hundred dollars to the SPCA.