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Wednesday, Oct 6, 2004
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Crown Counsel has approved charges of animal cruelty against Robin and Allen Jones after BC SPCA Special Provincial Constables seized 45 sheep and two horses in distress from their property near Edgewater, BC.
The animals were suffering from a wide range of medical and welfare issues due to long-term neglect. "The owners had several months to follow orders to relieve the distress of the animals but refused to do so," says Special Provincial Constable Kathy Woodward. She says the sheep had not been sheared in nearly three years and their wool was heavily matted with feces and parasites. "The animals were also suffering from untreated medical problems, badly overgrown hooves and there were a number of injurious objects, including sheet metal, pipes, and boards with protruding nails in the area where the animals were housed."
Animal protection officers from the Kelowna, Penticton and Trail SPCA Branches were involved in the seizure of the animals, which took place on October 6, 2004. The animals received on-going veterinary care while in the custody of the SPCA and have since been re-homed.
If convicted of animal cruelty, Robin and Allen Jones face up to six months in jail, a maximum $2,000 fine and a prohibition on owning or having custody of animals.
- BC SPCA - April 21, 2005
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