February 27, 2012 10:18 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario SPCA Launches Animal Cruelty Investigation in Ontario

LUCKNOW, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2012) - The Ontario SPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) executed 16 warrants today following an investigation into multiple animal cruelty complaints in Southwestern Ontario. Ontario SPCA holds the authority for investigation and enforcement of animal cruelty legislation in Ontario.

Ontario SPCA will provide further detail on this investigation throughout the day.

About 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 relies on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; veterinary services; community outreach; advocacy; and humane education.

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.

For more information about Ontario SPCA Rescue and Relief efforts go to: www.ospcarescue.ca.

Contact Information

  • Ontario SPCA
    Alison Cross
    Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

    Ontario SPCA
    Agent Brad Dewar
    Investigations & Communications Officer