Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty
Ontario’s animal welfare watchdog says a woman from Huron County has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after an investigation involving 60 animals on her property about 50 kilometres east of Goderich. OSPCA investigators found 22 cats living in unsanitary conditions in several small cages and 21 dogs in dirty cages and kennels without food or water. They also found two goats in a shed without windows, lighting, food or water, 12 chickens in a coop without food and three exotic birds and a rabbit in unsanitary conditions. The agency says 53-year-old Gina Platt was sentenced to two years’ probation and a five-year prohibition that limits the number of species and number of animals she can own.