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Fort Frances man charged with animal cruelty

By Randy Thoms May 17, 2024 | 2:45 PM

A Fort Frances man is facing a charge of animal cruelty.

The charge stems from complaints from a resident earlier this month about a dog in distress.

After speaking to the resident, OPP say they reached out to Animal Welfare Services for assistance in their investigation.

This led to a 24-year-old being arrested.

He was also charged with failing to comply with a previous release order.

He was later released and will appear in court in June.

OPP do not indicate if any animals were seized but a social media post indicates that animals were recently seized by a group of “silent heroes.”

Police also remind residents that to report information regarding animal neglect or abuse, they can call OPP or the Ontario Animal Protections Call Centre at 1-833-9-ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625).

The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPSwhere you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.