A 33-year-old man is facing prohibition from owning pets following a conviction in Parry Sound Provincial Offences Court.
On November 2nd, Gregory Allan Jackson Hall of Sundridge was found guilty of failing to provide adequate and appropriate sanitary conditions for his three dogs and failing to comply with an order.
The court banned Hall from owning, having custody of, caring for or living with any animal for one year.
Once he completes that order, he won’t be able to own more than one dog for the next five years.
The Justice of the Peace also fined Hall $1,000 and ordered him to pay the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals $1,337 in restitution.
On August 2, 2017, OSPCA officers responded to a call in Sundridge about concern for the three dogs and served Hall with an order to have the dogs examined by a veterinarian after spotting the emaciated condition of two of them.
When Hall could not be found to verify the dogs had received the necessary veterinary care, OSPCA officers executed a warrant at his home.
Inside, they found the three dogs living in garbage, feces, and urine throughout the building. The dogs had no potable water to drink and were eventually removed.
All three dogs were later adopted into new homes.
If you want to report animal welfare concerns, call the Ontario SPCA’s province-wide animal cruelty hotline at 310-SPCA (7722).