Maxville man pleads guilty to animal cruelty

Ontario SPCA. File photo.

CORNWALL – A Maxville man won’t be able to own pets for the next three years after pleading guilty to neglecting a dog with a broken leg.

Bernard Cyr, 51, pleaded guilty to a single count of failing to seek veterinary care after his female Shepherd-type dog had been hit by a car.

The Ontario SPCA had received a call about the dog in distress at a Maxville home on Dec. 7, 2015 and found she had a fractured femur.

“Cyr had told the (SPCA) officer the dog had been hurt when she was hit by a car a month earlier,” the humane society said in a statement.

The dog “Mia” was surrendered to the SPCA, underwent surgery, and has since been adopted by another family.

Cyr pleaded guilty on Monday (Nov. 14) as his trial was set to begin.

He was sentenced to two years probation and is not allowed to have any new dogs for three years.