Thunder Bay Police File Animal Cruelty Charges

animal cruelty charges laid
Animal cruelty charges laid

This Rottweiler Mixed Breed dog was seized by Police and is now in an animal health facility
This Rottweiler Mixed Breed dog was seized by Police and is now in an animal health facility – Image Thunder Bay Police

THUNDER BAY – Crime News – Updated – Thunder Bay Police attended to a call at the Royal Edward Arms on May Street on January 22nd just after 21:00 EST. Police were called after a complaint about cruelty to animals was made.

After investigation a male and female were arrested and face charges of cruelty to animals and obstruct police. A dog and cat were removed from the apartment and turned over to Animal Services.

The dog was taken from the apartment and to a local vet.

Help Cover the Vet Bills

Lorelei Goodman shares, “On behalf of Thunder Bay Police Services (where I am employed) and Animal Services, I am collecting donations toward this poor baby’s vet care (estimated at $1500 – possibly more). You may contact me directly to donate (a tax receipt will be issued if you like). I can accept email money transfers and will drop off a tax receipt upon issue from Animal Services”.

“Or if credit card is more convenient, you may call Animal Services directly at 684-2156 and an account has been set up for this sweetheart. I can be emailed personally at: lorelei.goodman@icloud.com. Or if people prefer not sending money to a stranger, there is an account set up at animal services where they can donate toward this poor baby.

“Either way, a tax receipt in their name will be issued if they choose. If they donate via me personally, I will personally deliver or mail their receipt upon issue from animal services, on behalf of Thunder Bay Police Services and Animal Services, we are collecting donations toward this poor baby’s vet care (estimated at $1500 – possibly more)”

The extremely thin dog had puncture wounds to its eye and the back of its head.
The extremely thin dog had puncture wounds to its eye and the back of its head.

Police report, “The Rottweiler mix breed male dog that was taken from the May Street apartment is currently in stable condition at a local veterinarian hospital. The dog is very thin, emaciated and had significant trauma related injuries when located by the officers last night”.

“He has been treated and will be monitored by the health care providers. The female cat that was also removed from the apartment is in good condition and remains in the care of Animal Services”.

While at the apartment, police report that another male faces weapons charges in an unrelated matter that occurred while officers were dealing with the animal complaint. The male was arrested after being seen carrying what was believed to be a buck knife

The 21 year old female and the 31 year old male arrest in conjunction with the animal cruelty incident were in court this morning.

The names of the two people charged have not been released to the public.

Animal Cruelty Penalties in Ontario

18.1(1 Every person is guilty of an offence who,

(a) contravenes subsection 11 (5);

(b) contravenes or fails to comply with section 11.1;

(c) contravenes subsection 11.2 (1), (2), (3), (4) or (5);

(d) contravenes subsection 13 (5);

(e) contravenes or fails to comply with an order of the Board; or

(f) knowingly makes a false report to the Society in respect of an animal being in distress. 2008, c. 16, s. 16.

Penalty – individuals

(2) Every individual who commits an offence under clause (1) (a), (d), (e) or (f) is liable on conviction to a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than 30 days, or to both. 2008, c. 16, s. 16.

Same

(3) Every individual who commits an offence under clause (1) (b) or (c) is liable on conviction to a fine of not more than $60,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than two years, or to both. 2008, c. 16, s. 16.

Source: ELaw Ontario