CORNWALL – Two Cornwallites have been fined a total of $1,220 in a case of animal cruelty where a dog had to have its leg amputated.
Ken Kuno, 57, and Christine McLeod, 49, appeared in Provincial Offences Act court on Tuesday (May 23).
Kuno and McLeod had each been facing charges of permitting distress to an animal and failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention.
They were each found guilty and given a $305 fine for each charge.
Both were given two years to pay the fine and are prohibited from owning animals for 10 years.
Kuno and McLeod will also be on probation for two years.
In April, Ontario humane society officers found a 7-year-old Shih Tzu with badly matted hair after following up on a complaint. The hair was so entangled and infected, a veterinarian had to amputate the dog’s hind leg.
Melissa Kosowan, senior manager with the Ontario SPCA, told Cornwall Newswatch the Shih Tzu is going through the adoption process to be placed with a family.