The SPCA is a private charity whose role is to provide protective services, as prescribed by the Humane Society Act. (File photo)
According to Tony Porter, legislation of this kind could prevent further deaths. For example, requiring horse owners to obtain a license could allow the SPCA to know who in the province owns these animals, how many they own and where the animals are located.
Tony Porter also implores New Brunswickers who are struggling to care for their animals to contact the SPCA.
If members of the public wish to report concerns about the welfare of an animal or a case of animal cruelty, they can contact the SPCA at 1-877-722-1522.