The Lincoln County Humane Society has laid 2 Ontario SPCA Act charges

October 21, 2013 (St. Catharines, ON) - The Lincoln County Humane Society has laid 2 Ontario SPCA Act charges.


On September 30, 2013 LCHS, officers responded to a complaint of a dog in distress on Chaplin Avenue in St. Catharines. The dog was taken to the emergency clinic and on the advice of a veterinarian, was euthanized for humane reasons.  Charges were laid against a St. Catharines resident for failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention and permitting an animal to be in distress.


The accused is set to appear in St. Catharines Provincial Court on December 13, 2013.


The Lincoln County Humane Society reminds pet owners to be mindful of proper care of their pets. In the event of a situation where providing care is an issue owners can call the shelter and speak to and Ontario SPCA Agent or Inspector.


All defendants are innocent until proven guilty and information contained herein are allegations.


The Lincoln County Humane Society is a registered charity in the province of Ontario and relies on the generosity of donors and supporters to continue to provide care for the thousands of animals it cares for each year. The LCHS employs 19 staff and has over 100 volunteers. Among the staff are 2 Ontario SPCA Inspectors and 1 Ontario SPCA Agent who perform cruelty investigations and have police powers where animals are concerned, under the Ontario SPCA Act.