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Carleton Place man convicted of animal cruelty

IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Carleton Place (November 21, 2016) – Carleton Place resident Andrew Malcolm has been found guilty of two counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act.

On June 6, 2016 the Ontario SPCA received a call about a very thin puppy that witnesses say had been dragged up a flight of stairs at a residence in Carleton Place. An Ontario SCPA officer visited the property and found a Husky puppy that was unable to bear weight on his left hind leg, which was very swollen and pointed away from the puppy’s body when he walked and sat.

Malcolm was issued Orders under the Ontario SPCA Act to have the puppy examined by a veterinarian. When he failed to comply, the puppy was removed from his care and immediately taken to a veterinary clinic for care. An examination revealed that “Louie” had a fractured jaw, broken and missing teeth and a fractured left tibia.

Malcolm was found guilty of permitting distress and failing to provide medical attention for the puppy. He was sentenced to two years probation and a lifetime prohibition on owning animals.

Louie has since been adopted into a loving forever home.

“Acts of animal cruelty are taken very seriously by the Ontario SPCA,” says Steve Toy, Senior Inspector, Ontario SPCA. “If you witness suspected animal abuse, please call 310-SPCA immediately to report your concern. Our call centre is staffed 24 hours a day.”

To report animal cruelty or neglect, call the Ontario SPCA’s province-wide dispatch centre at 310-SPCA.

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Melissa Kosowan       

Ontario SPCA

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