A Colborne woman has been charged with various animal cruelty offences and 57 dogs and four cats were removed from a home in the town in late March.
The Ontario SPCA searched the home after reports of a large number of dogs in poor health and found the unhealthy-looking Golden Retriever-type dogs living in unsanitary conditions.
The dogs were looked over by a vet and a nutrition plan was put in place to improve sanitation and ventilation in the home, but the OSPCA says ongoing concerns led to the removal of the animals on June 13.
The 58-year-old owner, whose name was not released, is charged with the following:
- Permitting dogs to be in distress
- Failing to provide adequate and appropriate food and water
- Failing to provide adequate medical attention
- Failing to provide the care necessary for general welfare
- Failing to provide an adequate and appropriate resting and sleeping area
- Failing to provide a space to enable the animal to move naturally and to exercise
- Failing to provide sanitary condtions
- Failing to provide ventilation
She’ll appear in Cobourg court in mid-August to answer to the charges.