GEARY, N.B. – The New Brunswick SPCA and District 2 RCMP have confirmed an alleged case of animal cruelty, near Geary, has been investigated.

A complaint was called in on July 3rd about a horse, in the Haneytown area, that was left outside in the excessive heat.

Wayne Burpee is the deputy chief animal protection officer with the New Brunswick SPCA.  He says the SPCA and RCMP visited the property in question to assess the situation. “A provincial vet went in to take a look at the horse and said there was some things that needed to be rectified and the animal protection officer drew up at compliance order for the owner.”

Corporal Yann Audoux says if people see an animal in distress, the right thing to do is call the SPCA. “Obviously we’re not recommending people to go on the property or to deal with the owners. There’s systems in places through the SPCA and RCMP to deal with these situations.”

No criminal charges have been filed in this case.