St. Catharines veterinarian charged with animal cruelty
IMMEDIATE RELEASE – St. Catharines (June 1, 2017) –Ontario SPCA Inspectors with the Lincoln County Humane Society have charged a St. Catharines veterinarian with 16 counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada relating to alleged animal abuse that allegedly occurred in 2013. A criminal investigation was launched on September 14, 2016 by the Lincoln County Humane Society after allegations of animal cruelty against Dr. Mahavir Rekhi were reported to the Society. Rekhi has been charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada:
- 8 indictable counts of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal
- 8 indictable counts of failing to provide suitable and adequate care for an animal
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