Fort Frances Man Banned from Owning Animals for Life After Abusing Dog

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FORT FRANCES – NEWS – A Fort Frances man has been banned from owning a pet for life. The 60-year-old Fort Frances Bay man has been prohibited from owning animals for life after being found guilty under provincial animal welfare legislation relating to the treatment of a dog in his care.

Rodney HALLIDAY was found guilty on April 16th, 2019, in the Fort Frances Provincial Court of causing distress to an animal. The Justice of the Peace sentenced Halliday to a lifetime prohibition preventing him from owning or caring for animals and was fined $300.

On March 26th, 2018, information regarding a male who was witnessed being abusive toward a dog in his care, was received by an OSPCA Agent at the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society.

Due to the information, an investigation was launched and the OSPCA Agent located male, who surrendered the dog to the Thunder Bay & District Humane Society. Due to information that was gathered during the investigation, the male was subsequently charged.

To report suspected animal cruelty, call the Ontario SPCA’s province-wide animal cruelty hotline at 310-SPCA (7722), or your local police.