Animal rescue

Animal rescue group owner pleads guilty to animal neglect

The owner of an animal rescue group has pleaded guilty to multiple animal neglect charges, more than two years after nine dogs were seized.

In June and July 2019, Windsor/Essex County Humane Society animal protection officers brought several charges against the manager of the Royals Animal Rescue Service.

Nine dogs had been seized by the humane society.

According to the Humane Society, earlier this month the founder of the rescue group pleaded guilty to failing to provide adequate and proper medical care to a dog, to two counts of disobeying an order and failing to failing to provide nine dogs with adequate and appropriate care. sanitary conditions and ventilation.

The charges were laid under the former Ontario SPCA Act.

The group’s founder will be banned from owning dogs for two years, with the exception of one pet, the humane society said. Animal welfare inspectors will be able to check the welfare of the dog.

The founder will also have to pay restitution of $1,000.

All remaining dogs that were removed during the investigation have been turned over to the humane society and will be adopted by their foster families.

The humane society said anyone concerned about animal welfare can make a report to the province by calling 1-833-9ANIMAL.