August 15, 2013 12:19 ET

Eganville Man Pleads Guilty to Permitting Distress Under Ontario SPCA Act

EGANVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 15, 2013) - On July 18, 2013, Don Roesner, of Eganville, Ontario, pleaded guilty to permitting distress regarding a beef cow.

Ontario SPCA Officers responded to a complaint on December 28, 2012, regarding a beef-type cow that was down and had been in that condition for several weeks. Orders were issued to Mr. Roesner to seek veterinary care. He elected to euthanize the cow.

Mr. Roesner was ordered to pay a fine of $500.

"Anyone who is not sure how to treat an injured or sick animal is urged to contact their local Ontario SPCA Branch. We can discuss the best possible way to help the animal in question," said Larry Wilkinson, Senior Inspector.

The Ontario SPCA reminds pet owners that if you have concerns for the welfare of your animal there are other alternatives than allowing an animal to go without adequate care. Contact your local Ontario SPCA and we can discuss what services are available. To report cruelty please call 1-888-668-7722 or email your concern to cruelty@ospca.on.ca.

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities.

Ontario SPCA is mandated under the Ontario SPCA Act to enforce animal welfare legislation and the Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.

Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.


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Contact Information

  • Provincial Media Contact
    Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office
    Brad Dewar
    Investigation & Communications Officer