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Wednesday, Apr 1, 2009
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Defendant/Suspect: May Poon
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
An Edmonton woman has been slapped with a $5,000 fine after admitting in court to her role in what the Edmonton Humane Society referred to as a puppy mill.
May Poon pleaded guilty to two counts of causing animal distress in court.
Poon is also prohibited from owning or being in the custody of animals, with the exception of a two animals who are spayed or neutered and must be owned by another individual in the same household.
Last April, officers seized more than 40 animals from a west-end home.
Poon was originally facing a total of eight charges under the Animal Protection Act, but the remaining charges with withdrawn because the Crown agreed the first two counts of causing animal distress were reasonable.
A spokesperson for the Edmonton Humane Society said the dogs and cats were living in deplorable conditions, in tiny cages for breeding purposes. And in some cases animals were left without adequate food or water.
The Society said the homeowner did surrender the animals after the Society received a complaint from a citizen concerned about the well-being of some of the animals in the home.
The dogs were small breeds such as Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, Toy Poodles and even the designer breed "Poo-pom". Many of the cats were Siamese, including three newborn kittens.
The owner admitted to selling the offspring on a popular buy/sell Internet site.
|Crown Prosecutor Christian Lim said 32 dogs, seven cats and three kittens, all in very poor condition, were removed from the filthy home at 17215 60 Ave. on April 1, 2009 and the cost of treating a host of infections and medical problems tallied up to $20,000. |
......all 42 of the rescued animals have since been adopted including a 10-year-old poodle named Daisy that had a uterine infection and was believed to have lived her entire life in a cage.
|Source: Edmonton Sun - January 21, 2010|
Update posted on Jan 21, 2010 - 8:28PM