CANADA -- A Prince Edward County man has been banned from owning animals for three years after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.
The Ontario SPCA began an investigation in October 2015 after receiving a report of abandoned animals at a condemned home in the village of Consecon.
A cat and dog found at the home had no access to food and water.
The dog needed medical attention for an eye and ear infection.
Last week, Benny Miles, 40 pleaded guilty to failing to provide care necessary for general welfare and failing to comply with the prescribed standards of care for both animals.
In addition to the three year ban on owning animals Miles was ordered to pay a $300 fine and $200 to cover veterinary fees.
Both animals are back in good health and have new homes.
(CKWS - Dec 29, 2016)