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OSPCA CHARGES FOUR RENFREW RESIDENTS WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY

RENFREW – Four Renfrew residents have been charged with animal cruelty following an OSPCA investigation. Charged are Kathryn Langdon-Sparks (Warren), Steven Warren, Ceilidh Larocque and Austin Larocque. The OSPCA investigation began last August and involved over 13 dogs and one cat. Mrs. Langdon –Sparks, along with her family, operates “Tory’s Legacy”, a Chow-Chow Rescue organization and is the owner/operator of “Tigh A’Ruadh Kennels”. A number of the animals were removed from the home of the accused, some of which required extensive hospitalization and surgical care. The persons involved have been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada for failing to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care and for wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary pain and suffering for such animals. A first court appearance is scheduled for February 18, 2003 at the Pembroke Court house (162 Agnus St.) If convicted, the accused can face a maximum fine of $2000, up to six months imprisonment and a prohibition of owning or having control over animals for two years.

February 2003 - RENFREW

Four Renfrew residents have been charged with animal cruelty following an OSPCA investigation.

UPDATE: Pled Guilty - Kathryn Langdon-Sparks was fined $1000.00, faces a two-year prohibition from owning or having custody or control of any animals or birds and a two-year probation forbidding her to reside with any animals. Ceilidh Larocque was fined $500.00, and also faces a two-year prohibition from owning animals and the same two-year probation. The court granted Ceilidh and her family permission to continue to live with their cat, with the condition that the Ontario SPCA will inspect to ensure the cat's safety. The charges against Steven Warren and Austin Larocque were dropped by the Crown Attorney.


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http://www.webhart.net/ospca/news.html