Charges Laid Against Dog Owner After Puppy Mill Investigation
Saturday June 18th, 2016
Posted at 11:50am
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Windsor/Essex County Humane Society officers have laid animal cruelty charges against a Windsor woman after an investigation into an alleged puppy mill.
The woman has been charged with 14 counts of permitting distress to an animal under the Ontario SPCA Act. Each count carries a possible sentence of two years in jail or a $60,000 fine.
Officials say that seven of the dogs were found in the woman’s Bonita Avenue home, while seven others were found at locations around Windsor and
Tecumseh where they had been abandoned.
The dogs have all now been surrendered, and remain in the care of the Humane Society. One dog who had also been abandoned by the owner is still missing.
The dogs are in the process of being cared for and treated medically and behaviourally, and will be made available for adoption as soon as they are ready.
The Humane Society has not released the name of the woman, and will only do so if there is a conviction.