December 29th, 2016 by

Man sentenced on animal cruelty convictions

The Quinte Regional Courthouse in Belleville. (Photo: Nicole Kleinsteuber / Quinte News)

The Quinte Regional Courthouse in Belleville. (Photo: Nicole Kleinsteuber / Quinte News)

A 40-year-old Consecon man found guilty of animal cruelty has been sentenced to a three-year ban on owning animals as a result of an investigation into the treatment of a cat and dog in his care.

On October 31, 2015, the Ontario SPCA received a report about animals abandoned at a residence in the village of Consecon. Officers executed a search warrant at the condemned house and found one dog and one cat. The animals did not have access to food and the Labrador-type dog needed medical attention for an ear and eye infection.

Benny Milles, pleaded guilty on December 19, 2016 in Belleville court for failing to provide care necessary for general welfare and failing to comply with the prescribed standards of care for both animals. A Justice of the Peace sentenced him to a three-year prohibition from owning any animals. He also received a $500 fine and was ordered to pay $200 in veterinary fees.

Both animals were surrendered into the care of the Ontario SPCA and have since been re-homed.

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