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The Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario SPCA have opened an investigation into the condition of horses on a Waterford, Ontario farm. Photo: Facebook/Natalie Tupper

Suspected Animal Neglect Investigation Underway at Ontario Farm

UPDATE (DEC 4, 2018): OSPCA agent Rachel Vandenkroonenberg made a video statement, posted on the OSPCA’s Facebook page on December 3, 2018. “We’d like to thank you for expressing your support for the horses involved in the investigation in Norfolk…

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Cruelty Case Against Smalls Moves Toward Pre-Trial

For those following the ongoing Ontario cruelty case, it is glacially creeping closer and closer to trial. Crown Counsel Hamilton has made it clear that the province is fully prepared to pursue all charges against David Lee, Jason Leroy and…

Community Impact Statement for Ontario Case of Animal Abuse

The Ontario equestrian community has been in shock and dismay since the news broke about a horrific case of animal abuse and neglect at a Stouffville area farm in May. When Ontario SPCA officers arrived on the scene, they discovered…

A group of concerned horse lovers gathered at the Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, on August 13, 2018.

Trio Accused of Animal Cruelty Avoid Court Again

Three Ontario people accused of animal cruelty, in an ongoing case of horrific abuse and neglect, once again failed to appear in court today, August 13, 2018. A legal representative attended on their behalf. As previously reported, David Lee, Victoria…

Armed with photos of one of the starving yearlings found on the Stouffville farm rented by the Small family, horse advocates waited to confront David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy at court on July 6, 2018. Photo by Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland Media

Family Charged With Animal Cruelty Fails to Show Up for Court

A group of 20 horse advocates gathered at a Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, Ontario, on July 6th, ready to confront three people charged with animal cruelty. But David Lee Small, his wife Victoria Small and their son, Jason Leroy…

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Ontario SPCA Charges Three Stouffville Residents with Animal Cruelty

Three people from Stouffville have been charged with neglect under the Ontario SPCA Act following an investigation into the treatment of horses in their care. On May 3, 2018, an Ontario SPCA officer attended a rural property in Stouffville after…

Michael Cheung (left) and Lee Small in August 2017.

13 Dead and 15 Starved Horses Found on Stouffville Farm

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES TO FOLLOW UPDATE: Charges have been laid. UPDATE #2: Property owner Michael Cheung has confirmed that an additional 10 dead horses were discovered buried on his property over the weekend, bringing the total count to 13 dead horses. …

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OSPCA Seeks Gently Used Blankets

With the cold weather upon us, the Ontario SPCA is appealing to the equestrian community for donations of gently used blankets to help keep horses warm this winter as they wait to be adopted. The Ontario SPCA is seeking all…

Horse lovers can “adopt” their very own horse by bringing home Velvet, one of the animals featured in the Rocky & Friends Collection.

Help a Horse in Need This Holiday Season

This holiday season, find a gift for the horse lover on your list that gives back in nuzzles and neighs. The Ontario SPCA’s Paws & Give™ 2016 Holiday Symbolic Giving Catalogue is filled with one-of-a-kind gifts that help change the…

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Ontario Woman Convicted of Animal Cruelty, Banned from Owning Horses for 15 Years

A 26-year-old Dundalk woman, formerly of Meaford, has pleaded guilty to two counts of Animal Cruelty under the Ontario SPCA Act and has been banned from owning horses, ponies and donkeys for 15 years. Lee-Anne Varley-Hutchinson pleaded guilty on November…

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