November 28, 2016 3:47 pm

Ontario SPCA removes 260 animals from rural property after investigation

Officials from the Ontario SPCA have removed 260 animals from a rural property.

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KAWARTHA LAKES, Ont. – Ontario’s animal welfare agency says it has laid multiple charges in an investigation that led to the removal of 260 animals from a rural property.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it responded to a complaint in late August about a sheep tangled in baler twine.

It says an investigator allegedly discovered emaciated animals on the property that had no food or water and were living among “dangerous debris.”

The OSPCA says a veterinarian was brought in to examine the animals, “some of which were limping or too weak to stand.”

It says it executed a warrant on Sept. 1, removing 260 animals from the property for non-compliance with orders issued under the Ontario SPCA Act.

The OSPCA says the seizure included 128 sheep, 82 goats, three alpacas, 14 pigeons, four rabbits, five cows, nine ducks and 15 chickens.

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