Pembroke woman found guilty after permitting distress to four cats
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PEMBROKE, ON (August 15, 2013) – On July 22, 2013, Linda Chaput, of Pembroke, Ontario, was found guilty of permitting distress to four cats.
Ontario SPCA Officers executed a search warrant of Ms. Chaput’s property on December 20, 2012, and removed four abandoned cats left without food or water.
All four of the cats survived and have since been adopted.
Ms. Chaput received a 15 year prohibition from owning, caring for, or living with any animals. The Ontario SPCA received rights to inspect Ms. Chaput’s property for compliance. She also received a $1000 fine and was ordered to pay $836.00 in restitution to the Ontario SPCA.
“No animal should have to go without. If you witness or suspect animal cruelty, please contact your local Ontario SPCA Branch immediately,” said Larry Wilkinson, Senior Inspector.
The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners that 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 1-888-668-7722 or email your concern to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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