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Thursday, Jul 19, 2001
Defendant/Suspect: Kathleen Lowry
A Lindsay-area woman is prohibited from managing the care of horses on her farm, as a result of investigations made by the Victoria County Humane Society, an affiliate of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA).
On July 19, the Animal Care Review Board - an independent tribunal that can review actions of the Society pertaining to the removal of animals and the issuance of Orders under the Ontario SPCA Act - upheld the Ontario SPCA's action to remove seven horses from the farm of Kathleen (Kitty) Lowry, a resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes. The horses had been removed by the Lindsay-based Victoria County Humane Society on May 28.
The Animal Care Review Board ordered that Mrs. Lowry is liable for the cost of the removal. She has until Monday, July 30 to comply. If she complies, Mrs. Lowry technically remains the owner of the animals but the horses must be taken care of by a stable approved by the Ontario SPCA, and follow a treatment and feeding plan recommended by a veterinarian. The Ontario SPCA will continue to monitor the care and treatment of these horses.
Two other horses had also been removed on May 2; another appeal had been launched by Mrs. Lowry in that case and that order for removal was upheld in June by the review board. Those animals - a mare and her foal - are currently boarded out at a foster farm and are available for adoption.