FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Cornwall, ON (July 14, 2016) – On July 12, 2016, Stacey Levac of Cornwall, ON. pled guilty to three counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act and received a 20-year ban on owning, caring for, or living with animals.

The Ontario SPCA executed a warrant on June 3, 2016, in a Cornwall home. Ontario SPCA officers found two dogs – a female Boxer-type dog and a Terrier-type dog – that were emaciated and flea infested. They had no food or water and were living in filthy conditions, with garbage, feces and clothing scattered throughout the house. The dogs were removed and immediately taken to a veterinary clinic. After their rehabilitation, the dogs were put up for adoption and placed into loving forever homes.

On July 12, 2016, Stacey Levac pled guilty to the charges of permitting animals to be in distress, failing to provide care necessary for the animals’ general welfare and failing to provide adequate and appropriate food and water. Levac was sentenced to a 20-year prohibition ban from owning, caring or living with animals, a two-year probation during which time she must keep the peace and pay a $300 fine and restitution to the Ontario SPCA in the amount of $1,207.37.

“There is no excuse when it comes to failing to care for your animals,” says Steve Toy, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “If you are having difficulty providing appropriate care, contact your Ontario SPCA Community Society to discuss what options are available.”


Brad Dewar
Ontario SPCA
1-888-668-7722 x 349

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