Navan farmer found guilty of animal cruelty
A Navan farmer has been found guilty of three counts of animal cruelty after a Rottweiler was found on his property with an injured leg and various livestock were left without adequate food and water.
Maurice Mouawad, 54, has been banned from owning a dog for five years, as well as owning livestock for two years. He faces fines of almost $2,000.
The Ottawa Humane Society launched an investigation into the condition of animals on his farm in the fall after receiving a complaint.
The dog, which had a leg injury, had to be euthanized.
The case marks the first time the Ottawa Humane Society has gone to trial since the organization started laying charges under Ontario's new Animal Cruelty Act, which came into effect in March.