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Friday, Sep 30, 2005
Defendant/Suspect: Jackie Kay
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
Jackie Kay of Severn Township has been charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with four counts of animal cruelty after failing to provide suitable and adequate care to horses.
Ontario SPCA investigators first attended Kay's property in October 2005 following a complaint regarding the condition of the horses owned by Kay. An investigator found the horses in thin body condition and lacking proper food, water and veterinary care. The fences were in a state of disrepair (board and electric wire fences falling down) and horses were kept in stalls with inadequate amounts of bedding, forcing them to lay in wet, muddy conditions.
The Ontario SPCA issued Orders to improve the horses' living conditions and continued to monitor the property for compliance. Sadly, inspection in June revealed one horse unable to stand. On the recommendation of the attending veterinarian, and with the owner's consent, the horse was euthanized to prevent further suffering. The horse's body was sent for a necropsy and the remaining four horses were removed due to their thin body condition and non-compliance with Ontario SPCA Orders. Kay has since surrendered ownership of the animals to the Ontario SPCA.
The horses are currently receiving special care and nutrients at a boarding facility to help them regain their strength and body condition. Once the horses have made a full recovery they will be available for adoption through the Ontario SPCA York Region Branch.
Jackie Kay will appear in court August 21, 2006 in the Ontario Court of Justice, Orillia.
|On March 5, 2007 Jackie Kay, 48, of Severn Township pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice, Barrie to one count of failing to provide suitable and adequate care to one horse and one count of failing to provide suitable and adequate food to five horses under the Criminal Code of Canada.|
Jackie Kay received a three-year probation, during which time Kay cannot have custody or control of any livestock, directly or indirectly, nor reside at an address where there are livestock. Kay was also sentenced to 90-days house arrest and received a two-year prohibition from owning livestock, which is to run consecutively to the three-year probation order.
|Source: OSPCA - March 14, 2007|
Update posted on Mar 25, 2007 - 3:14PM