Casselman resident charged with animal cruelty under Criminal Code of Canada
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Casselman, ON. (August 23, 2016) – A 62-year-old resident of Casselman, ON. has been charged with animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada.
The Ontario SPCA received a complaint on July 21, 2016 about a cat that had been shot in the head. Officers conducted an investigation, including a door-to-door canvas of the area in attempt to locate the cat. The cat was later found and was euthanized by a veterinarian due to the severity of its injuries.
The accused has been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal. He will appear at the Superior Court of Justice in L’Orignal, ON. on Aug. 31, 2016.
“Acts of animal cruelty are taken very seriously by the Ontario SPCA,” says Steve Toy, Senior Inspector. “If you witness suspected animal abuse, please call 310-SPCA immediately to report your concern. Our call centre is staffed 24 hours a day.”
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