This is one of the last cattle pounds still standing in Nova Scotia. It is now a designated Municipal Heritage structure. These pounds were used to temporarily “incarcerate” stray cattle until their owners paid a fine and reclaimed them. The “usual suspects” picked up included cows, oxen, pigs, goats, sheep and some large fowl. The person whose responsibility it was to catch and pen the loose animals was called the “cattle reeve.” These facilities were still in active use into the early 1900’s.
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