KURTIS CLARKE of Cornwall Ontario Banned 15 Years Owning Animals Failing to Provide Dogs with Veterinary Care

KURTIS CLARKE of Cornwall Ontario Banned 15 Years Owning Animals Failing to Provide Dogs with Veterinary Care


ospcaCORNWALL, Ontario  (December 16, 2014) – On November 26, 2014, Kurtis Clarke of Cornwall, Ontario, was found guilty of six counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act.

The charges included:

  • Two counts of causing distress to an animal
  • Two counts of permitting distress to an animal
  • Two counts of failing to provide veterinary medical attention


On July 25, 2014, Mr. Clarke called the Ontario SPCA stating that his dog was vomiting, had diarrhea and was lethargic. Ontario SPCA Officers made arrangements to have the dog immediately transported to the Ontario SPCA Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Branch. The dog was deceased upon arrival.

An Ontario SPCA Officer later attended Mr. Clarke’s residence to speak to him about the deceased dog. Mr. Clarke did not answer but a foul smell of dirt and blood, typically associated with canine parvovirus, was observed. There was also blood smeared on the door. Officers also heard another dog barking inside the residence.

On July 28, 2014, Ontario SPCA Officers received a voicemail from Mr. Clarke stating that his second dog was now vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. He stated that he had no money to treat the dog and wanted to surrender it to the Ontario SPCA.

Upon arrival to collect the dog, it was deceased. Mr. Clarke informed Ontario SPCA Officers that neither of the dogs had been vaccinated, and admitted he had not sought medical treatment for either of them.

Mr. Clarke was sentenced to a 15-year prohibition from living with, caring for or owning any animals. He also received two years probation in which he must report a change of address to the Ontario SPCA and must allow Ontario SPCA Officers access to his property to ensure compliance. Mr. Clarke was also fined $1,200.

“The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners that if you have concerns for the welfare of your animal, there are alternatives other than allowing an animal to go without adequate care,” says Steve Toy, Senior Inspector.

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This guy should be banned for life from living with any animals!! He knew they were sick and should have asked for advice and/or medical help sooner. Obviously if the first dog was that ill and deceased when he did finally seek help he should have spoke up about the other dog and he didn’t. He knowingly allowed this other dog to suffer from neglect and if he was unable to afford veterinary care he should have sought out alternative accommodations for this dog. Dogs dont only need food and water and shelter, they also need love, attention and medical… Read more »


What about OHIP for animals? Add them to social assistance – the check is in the mail, then they will get the proper care that they deserve. Should this “lowlife” be brought up on charges of “murder”? The World Wide abortion counters uses one of the more conservative estimates on the number of abortions world-wide since 1980 (40 Million per year for 30years) and this equals 1,200,000 Billion (from Lifesitenews.com: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/oct/09101604.html ) PS – don’t take this as to believe that I think cruelty to animals is acceptable, not for a moment. Shouldn’t “the Human animal”, as evolutionist believe, get… Read more »


The Link from Lifesite news is not longer available -sorry. Numbers still true! Here is a real atrocity https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/pro-abort-salon-writer-brutally-describes-watching-abortionist-pull-arms-le


PTN….Why did tou turn a story about animal cruelty into concerns about abortions?


Pastor Newton all life is precious as you and I know and there is something in the Bible about murder under the alter or something like that. There is something that a lot of people are not aware of and that is human sacrifice and that is what abortion is about and that is what that term is about and is a dreadful sin and those who abort are going to hell. About animals nobody should own a pet if they are not financially well. It costs a bundle of money to keep dog or a cat or any animal… Read more »


Sounds like Mr. Clarke might have some mental issues. Very sad indeed.


Jules -“If one cannot afford a pet then you don’t go and get one because the responsibilities are great almost like having a child”. No, I would not go that far. Cruelty to animals is just a symptom of a heart that does not fear God. Think about it? No respect, or a low respect for life overall is a clear sign that since we are animals, evolved from lower species, and since there is no god, well, inhumane treatment is what would be consider normal. We are animals acting as animals – nothing more or less. And to have… Read more »


PTN – how is it you can turn any discussion into your views on modern man should be?