PICTOU – Two people are facing animal cruelty charges after being arrested by Pictou District RCMP.
RCMP responded to a complaint of two people who had a rifle in their possession in their vehicle on Depot Street in Pictou.
Police responded and encountered a man and a woman who were reported by witnesses to be shooting pigeons with a rifle.
Shortly after police arrived on scene, they determined that the weapon was a pellet gun. The two suspects were arrested without incident.
A 28-year-old man from Scotch Hill 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 were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on June 6.