Charge dismissed against dog advocate accused of stealing husky
Crown tells court it has no prospect of convicting Heather Ballard
A theft charge has been dismissed against a Conception Bay South woman accused of stealing a husky.
In provincial court in St. John's Monday, the Crown said there was no prospect of a conviction, and called no evidence against Heather Ballard.
- Dog advocate Heather Ballard charged with dog theft
Ballard, 37, a long-time dog advocate, was charged with theft under $5,000 after a dog named Avalanche went missing from a home in C.B.S. in early 2015.
Avalanche was found about six months later and reunited with its owner.
Ballard has volunteered with Beagle Paws — although the organization has said she has not been affiliated with it for three years — and has spoken out about the abuse of dogs.
More recently, Ballard has been involved with Rescue NL, a volunteer animal rescue group set up in May 2015.