68 animals removed after warrant was executed; Queensville woman receives 5 charges under Ontario SPCA Act


Queensville ON, (April 18, 2012) – On April 4, 2012 a Queensville woman received 5 charges under the Ontario SPCA Act.

“This is an unfortunate situation that was preventable. If Mrs. Oxley had only contacted the Ontario SPCA for assistance, options would have been presented to her.” says Agent Munoz.

The Ontario SPCA Agent attended the location after receiving a call from a concerned person that animals were living in poor conditions. An Ontario SPCA warrant was executed with a veterinarian who signed a certificate of removal. 68 animals were removed from the Queensville property.

Cheryl Oxley has been charged 5 counts under the Ontario SPCA Act.
• 1 count permiting distress.
• 1 count failure to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention.
• 1 count failure to provide adequate and appropriate sanitary conditions.
• 1 count failure to provide adequate and appropriate ventilation.
• 1 count failure to provide adequate and appropriate food and water.

The animals have now been moved out to their adoptive homes.

The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners that if you have concerns for the welfare of your animal there are other alternatives then allowing an animal to go without. Contact your local Ontario SPCA and we can discuss what services are available. To report cruelty please call 1-888-668-7722 or email your concern to


Provincial Media Contact
Brad Dewar
Investigation & Communications Officer
Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office

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