"Further investigation revealed the dog had chewed off its own leg after being hit by a car in February 2015."
PRINCETON - A 42 year old woman from Princeton has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges under the Ontario SPCA Act.
The woman was charged for failing to provide veterinary car for her dog after it was struck by a car. SPCA officers were called to a home after getting calls from concerned citizens about the welfare of the pooch. The officers determined the poodle type dog's hind end was paralyzed and it was missing a front leg. Further investigation revealed the dog had chewed off its own leg after being hit by a car in February 2015.
Because of the dog's condition he had to be humanely euthanized. On November 2nd Ann Parkill pleaded guilty to one count of failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention. She was sentenced to two years probation and is subject to unannounced inspections of her property by the Ontario SPCA.
Ontario SPCA Regional Inspector Carol Vanderheide says there is no excuse for this kind of behaviour.
"With resources available to help people who are unable to care for their pets, there really is no excuse when it comes to neglecting to care for your animals. If you find yourself in that position, contact your local Ontario SPCA animal centre or humane society to discuss your options."