The Lincoln County Humane Society has laid 3 Ontario SPCA Act charges

October 18, 2013 (St. Catharines, ON) - The Lincoln County Humane Society has laid 3 Ontario SPCA Act charges.


On September 16, 2013, LCHS officers investigated a complaint of an injured dog on Calvin St in St. Catharines. The owner, a St. Catharines resident, was issued an order under the Ontario SPCA Act and failed to comply with the order to provide veterinary care for his dog. Charges were laid for failing to provide veterinary care, permitting an animal to be in distress and failing to comply with an order. The dog was treated and is recovering.


The accused is set to appear in St. Catharines Provincial Offences Court on October 25th, 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.