Animal Cruelty Conviction

Newsdate: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 - 08:22 am
Location: SWAN RIVER, Canada

Walter Goba has been convicted in provincial court of operating a kennel without a licence, confining an animal in hazardous conditions and housing animals in unsanitary conditions. Goba was charged under the Animal Care Act by the Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer in February 2009 with 44 counts of animal abuse after 15 horses, two donkeys and 27 dogs were found starving, injured or living in filth. He has been fined $1,683.

Goba also faces additional charges of animal cruelty laid by the RCMP under the Criminal Code. These charges relate to animals seized from his farm by the Rural Municipality of Swan River in December 2010. The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer assisted the RCMP in the investigation.

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