A 53-year-old woman from Huron county has been convicted of animal cruelty after an investigation into the care of sixty animals on her property.
On March 7, 2016 the OSPCA executed a search warrant at a residence in Brussels, located approximately 50 kilometres east of Goderich.
Investigators found 22 cats living in unsanitary conditions in several small cages.
21 dogs were found confined to dirty cages and kennels, without food or water and one had to be put down.
Two goats were found in a garden shed without windows, lighting, food or water, and 12 chickens were discovered in a coop without food.
Three exotic birds and a rabbit were also found living in unsanitary conditions.
53-year-old Gina Platt pleaded guilty to permitting distress to an animal and was sentenced to two years probation and a five year prohibition that limits the number of species and animals she can own.