FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (St. Catharines, ON) March 20, 2015 - The LCHS, who now owns Minnie, has placed her into foster care, she is doing well and continues gaining weight. (Her photos and video are attached.)
On March 19, 2015, an LCHS officer laid charges in this case against a 23 year old female and a 26 year old male, both residents of St. Catharines.
The charges under the Ontario SPCA Act, laid against each person, are as follows:
Count 1: Permitting an animal to be in distress
Count 2: Causing an animal to be in distress
Count 3: Failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention
Count 4: Failing to provide adequate and appropriate food
Both people are scheduled to appear in St. Catharines Provincial Offences Court, at 71 King Street on May 19, 2015.
In line with Ontario SPCA policy surrounding cruelty charges the names of the accused persons will not be released until a conviction is registered.
The LCHS reminds you to call your local SPCA if your pet requires care you cannot provide.
If you know of someone not properly providing for their animal please call 310-7722 to report it.
The charges have not been proven in court.
(Pictured is Dr. Hutchison of Huntington Animal Hospital examining Minnie.)
Media inquiries may be directed to Kevin Strooband, Executive Director, Lincoln County Humane Society, 905-682-0200.