Pembroke man charged under the Ontario SPCA Act, after allegedly punching and biting a pit bull

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PEMBROKE, ON (October 31, 2012) – A Pembroke Ontario man was charged on October 19, 2012, under the Ontario SPCA Act after allegedly punching and biting a female Pit Bull-type dog.


The incident took place on September 26, 2012, at the intersection of Pembroke Street West and Christie Street in Pembroke, Ontario.


The man has been charged with one count of causing distress to the dog under the Ontario SPCA Act.


“This is an unfortunate situation,” said Senior Inspector Wilkinson. “The Ontario SPCA encourages the public to report all incidents of animal cruelty to us so we can take appropriate action.”


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



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