Two Herbert Street residents are facing animal cruelty charges after the Brant County SPCA was forced to euthanize a badly neglected dog found in the city in July.
Tips from the public about the dog, a 10-year-old Lhasa Apso cross, led animal cruelty investigators to the accused owners after the canine was found on Herbert Street nearly blind, with an umbilical hernia, infections and other medical issues.
The dog’s owners, a man and a woman, each face one count of causing distress to an animal, one count of failing to provide medical attention and three counts of failing to provide the care necessary for an animal’s general welfare, according to a media release issued by the SPCA.
“We want to thank the many people who did the right thing and contacted us with information,” Brant County SPCA animal cruelty investigator Brandon James said. “The Ontario SPCA continues to encourage everyone to be responsible animal owners.”
The accused pair is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 21 to answer to the charges.
Anyone with information about a neglected or injured animal is asked to contact the Brant County SPCA at 519-756-6620.