FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SHARBOT LAKE, ON (February 13, 2013) – A Sharbot Lake couple has been charged by the Ontario SPCA, with 11 counts under the Ontario SPCA Act, after a Beagle/Border Collie-type dog was brought in by Kingston Humane Society Animal Control suffering multiple pellet gun shots including one between her eyes.


The dog, now named Hope, was treated by a local Kingston veterinarian for her wounds. Hope then underwent surgery and is now recovering nicely.


The couple’s first court appearance is scheduled for March.


The Ontario SPCA and the Kingston Humane Society would like to thank the Ontario Provincial Police Sharbot Lake Detachment and the public for their assistance in finding the people responsible for allegedly injuring Hope.


“Responsible pet ownership is everyone’s responsibility,” said Senior Inspector Larry Wilkinson, Ontario SPCA. “If you ever fear that you are unable to provide for your animals, we encourage you to reach out to the Ontario SPCA and we can discuss what options are available. We are here to help so that no animal is left to suffer.”


If you have concerns for the welfare of your animal there are other alternatives than allowing an animal to go without adequate care. Contact your local Ontario SPCA and we can discuss what services are available. To report cruelty, please call 1-613-546-1291.




Media Contact:

Connie Ball

Executive Director

613-546-1291 x 105




The Kingston Humane Society was founded in 1884 to provide shelter and care for homeless animals and investigate allegations of animal cruelty in Kingston and surrounding communities. We are a charitable organization and promote responsible pet ownership, compassion and respect for all animals. Our Mission is to work in and with our community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions and to provide care for animals who are in distress, abused, stray or homeless.