Newmarket, ON (August 9, 2016) – The Ontario SPCA has sent members of its Rescue & Relief team to Massachusetts to assist the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) in the largest-ever farm cruelty case in the Northeast United States.

The Ontario SPCA offered to send members of its team and a livestock trailer to provide support to the ASPCA and Westport Police Department. Together, they are caring for and sheltering more than 1,000 farm animals, including pigs, horses, rabbits, sheep and cows, as well as dogs, cats and fish, that were found on the 70-acre property

“We are pleased to support our friends at the ASPCA on this large-scale removal,” says Bonnie Bishop, Senior Inspector, Farm Animal Welfare, Ontario SPCA. “Working together, we will give these animals the care they require.”

 Visit the ASPCA website to read more about this case.



Melissa Kosowan       
Ontario SPCA


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Since 1919, when Ontario's first Animal Welfare legislation was proclaimed, the Ontario SPCA, with the help of its Communities, has been entrusted to maintain and enforce Animal Welfare legislation. The Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

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