Cornwall man convicted of animal cruelty

The United Counties building and Provincial Offences Act courthouse at 22 Pitt Street in Cornwall. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – A Cornwall man will not be able to own or care for animals over the next five years after being convicted on two counts of animal cruelty.

Adam Munro, 27, pleaded guilty during a court appearance last month (Dec. 13, 2016) to one count of causing distress to an animal and another count of failing to provide for an animal’s general welfare.

That’s according to the Ontario SPCA, which released details of the decision today (Thursday).

According to the humane society, they were called in May 2016 after reports of a man kicking, dragging, choking and screaming at a dog outside a Cornwall apartment building.

The dog was then thrown into a car before Munro left the building, the SPCA said.

In addition to the five year animal ban, Munro will be on probation for two years, where he will be subjected to random inspections by the SPCA. He also has to pay a $500 fine.

As for the dog – a 3-year-old Labrador Retriever mix – it has since been adopted by another family, as well as a cat that was surrendered to the humane society.

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