Neglected farm animals found in South Stormont: SPCA

Ontario SPCA. File photo.

SOUTH STORMONT – A township man is facing five charges of animal cruelty after the Ontario SPCA said it found several neglected farm animals.

Investigators visited the property on July 12, 2016 after receiving a complaint and found a pony and a horse, both with overgrown hooves and other care issues.

A cow was also found at the undisclosed location, that had problems with its eye socket after previously losing the eye to cancer.

A 47-year-old South Stormont man is facing two counts of permitting and animal to be in distress and three counts of failing to comply with prescribed standards of care.

The man, whose name was not released, will appear in Provincial Offences Act court Sept. 13, 2016 in Cornwall.