Ontario SPCA

Ontario SPCA

February 06, 2014 09:46 ET

Kingston Woman Pleaded Guilty Under Ontario SPCA Act to Permitting Animals to Be in Distress

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 6, 2014) - On 17 January 2014, Tina Stewart of Kingston, Ontario, pleaded guilty to permitting animals to be in distress.

On 22 November 2012, Ontario SPCA Officers arrived at Ms. Stewart's residence in response to a complaint of animals living in unsanitary conditions. Compliance orders written under the authority of the Ontario SPCA act were issued.

On 3 December 2012, Ontario SPCA Officers returned to the residence, the animals were removed from the home, due to non-compliance of the orders written.

Stewart received a sentence, prohibiting her from owning more than two dogs and two cats for a period of two years. Ontario SPCA Officers received inspection rights to verify compliance at Ms. Stewart's residence. Ms. Stewart was also fined $500.

"If providing for an animal in your care becomes difficult, it's important to take the appropriate steps to ensure that the animal's health isn't compromised," said Larry Wilkinson, Senior Inspector. "Contact your local Ontario SPCA, humane society or veterinarian to see what options are available."

To report cruelty please call the Ontario SPCA 1-888-668-7722 or email your concern to cruelty@ospca.on.ca or your local Ontario SPCA Community, or the local police.

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
    Brad Dewar, Investigation & Communications Officer
    Ontario SPCA, Provincial Office