Man, woman charged with animal cruelty after allegedly shooting at pigeons in Pictou
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Published Friday, April 13, 2018 3:23PM ADT
Two people are facing animal cruelty charges after they were allegedly caught shooting at pigeons with a pellet gun in Pictou, N.S.
According to Pictou District RCMP, officers responded to a complaint that two people had a rifle in their vehicle on Depot Street Thursday.
When police arrived, witnesses told them a man and a woman had been shooting at pigeons with a rifle.
Officers determined the weapon was a pellet gun. They arrested the suspects without incident.
A 28-year-old man from Scotch Hill, N.S., and a 44-year-old woman from Pictou are facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and causing animals or birds unnecessary suffering.
Both people have been released from police custody and are scheduled to appear in Pictou provincial court June 6.