South Stormont man charged with five counts of animal cruelty
South Stormont, ON (August 25, 2016) – A resident of South Stormont, ON. has been charged with five counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act.
The Ontario SPCA visited the property on July 12, 2016 after receiving a complaint about a pony with overgrown hooves. Officers attending observed a pony and horse with overgrown hooves and several other issues involving standards of care under the Ontario SPCA Act. They also discovered a cow in poor body condition that had lost an eye due to cancer, which had gone untreated.
The 47-year-old South Stormont man has been charged with five counts of animal cruelty:
- Two counts of permitting an animal to be in distress
- Three counts of failing to comply with prescribed standards of care
The accused will appear on September 13, 2016 at the Provincial Offences Court at 26 Pitt St. in Cornwall.
“There is no excuse when it comes to failing to care for your animals,” says Steve Toy, Senior Inspector. “If you are having difficulty providing care for your animals, contact the Ontario SPCA to discuss your options.”