Kingston Man Found Guilty of Three Counts Under the Ontario SPCA Act



KINGSTON, ON (August 2, 2012) – On July 26, 2012 a Kingston man was found guilty of three counts under the Ontario SPCA Act.


“This is an unfortunate situation that could have been preventable. If ever an owner has concerns for caring for their animals, the Ontario SPCA is available to discuss options available to the owner.” said Senior Inspector Larry Wilkinson, Ontario SPCA


The Ontario SPCA agent attended the location after receiving a call from a concerned person that animals were living in poor conditions. As a result of the investigation, eight dogs were removed from the Kingston property.


Ivan Price was found guilty of three counts under the Ontario SPCA Act.


• One count for failing to complying with an order.
• One count for permitting distress.
• One count for failing to provide animals with necessary care.


Mr. Price was ordered to pay $1000.00 for each charge and given a lifetime ban from owning an animal.


The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society would like to 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 or Humane Society and we can discuss what services are available. To report cruelty please call 1-888-668-7722 or email your concern to




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Brad Dewar
Investigation & Communications Officer
Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office

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