ST. CATHARINES, ON ( January 31, 2014)


The Lincoln County Humane Society has laid charges against a mother and daughter relating to the case of “Tyson”, the dog from Thorold.

Originally thought to be a stray dog, injured by either coyotes or dogs, the LCHS investigation revealed that Tyson was in fact owned by the daughter of the original complainant. 


On January 23, 2014, LCHS officers responded to Thorold for an injured dog complaint and were advised the dog was found wandering as a stray. The investigation later revealed that the dog was attacked by other dogs in the home. The attack occurred in the basement.


On January 30, 2014 an LCHS Inspector laid 1 count of Obstructing an Officer against both the mother and daughter, an offence under the City of Thorold by-law, which carries a set fine of $360.


On January 31, 2014 an LCHS Inspector laid 2 charges: 1 count of Failing to provide veterinary care for an animal, and 1 count of causing an animal to be in distress, against the daughter. Both charges laid are under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and associated regulations.


First appearance is set for February 28, 2014 at 9am. All charges have not been proven in court.


Tyson, currently owned by the LCHS, is up for adoption and those interested can email to obtain more information. The photo depicts Tyson, at the LCHS, today.



Media inquiries can be directed to:

Kevin Strooband,

Executive Director,

Lincoln County Humane Society

905-682-0767 Ext. 508.