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Wednesday, Sep 10, 2003
Alleged: Renate Begeman
On September 10, 2003, a total of ten charges under the Criminal Code of Canada have been laid against Renate Begeman of Schomberg, Ontario by the Ontario SPCA, following the execution of a search warrant which resulted in four animals being removed into care and orders issued to improve conditions and attend to the health of other animals at the Schomberg kennel.
Begeman, operating the Holidog Inn – a self-styled adoption, breeding and boarding facility, was charged September 10th with ten counts relating to causing unnecessary suffering and failure to provide adequate care, food, water and veterinary attention for dogs, cats and horses.
Two cats and two dogs were removed by the Society on veterinary recommendation. Neither of the two dogs was able to walk, and one was unable even to raise its head – sadly both had to be euthanized after concerted attempts to relieve their distress at the Ontario SPCA Centre Veterinary Hospital.
Care orders were issued by the Society to improve the unsanitary conditions on the property and attend to the health needs of other animals. Failure to comply with these orders may result in further animal removals and charges.
"Apparently Holidog Inn has been operating without a municipal kennel license for the last year, a requirement which appears not to have been enforced by King Township," says Inspector Mindy Hall, Ontario SPCA investigating officer. "This kind of kennel operation is totally unacceptable to the Ontario SPCA and the majority of people in the Township."
Begeman is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Newmarket, on October 15th 2003.
- OSPCA - September 16, 2003
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