Brantford man charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Brant County, ON (September 17, 2015) – A Brantford man has been charged with two counts of causing unnecessary suffering under the Criminal Code of Canada.


On August 6, 2015, the Brant County SPCA received an emergency page from a concerned citizen regarding a dog with injuries to its leg.

An Ontario SPCA agent attended the scene and observed an approximately 10 month old Jack Russell-type dog that was non-weight bearing on her front, left leg; it was alleged that the injuries were caused by the dog being kicked down the stairway.


The dog was surrendered to the Brant County SPCA and immediately received veterinary care. It was determined the dog’s front, left leg was fractured in two places.


She underwent surgery the next day and had a plate and screws put in her leg to help heal the fractures. She is now in the care of a loving foster family through the Brant County SPCA and is expected to make a full recovery.


“Animal cruelty is taken very seriously,” says Senior Inspector Jennifer Bluhm, Ontario SPCA. “If you witness suspected animal abuse, please call our call centre to report your concern.”


The accused is due to appear in an Ontario Court of Justice on October 13, 2015 for his first appearance date.


Ian Harrower
Brant County SPCA
519-756- 6620