February 1, 2023 6:25 AM
Barry Police are looking for two Sarnia women in connection with an animal neglect investigation.
Barry Police received complaints last weekend from residents concerned about the health of the animals after receiving a call that a dog and a cat were being held in two cars parked at a hotel in the city.
Officials supported by the General Secretariat, Department of Animal Welfare Services attended the scene and expressed genuine concern for the health and welfare of animals. Three dogs were turned over to his OSPCA Barry Animal Center and one German Shepherd required emergency surgery to remove a foreign object from his stomach.
Police claim the animal’s owner left the city without paying for the dog’s life-saving treatment, and the dog is now in OSPCA custody.
“The female owners of the animals involved in this investigation were evasive and used the kindness of many local and church organizations to obtain supplies and financial support. Many misunderstandings,” Barry Police said. Read the news release from
Police are seeking help from the public to locate the mother-daughter duo, aged 54 and 23. The two are currently wanted for crimes under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act and Canadian Penal Code.
They were traveling in what they called a beige 2008 Dodge Caravan and a grey/silver 2003 Toyota Highlander with a small utility trailer. Their names have not been released.
Police say their primary concern is the health and well-being of other animals traveling with them, including newborn puppies.
If you have information, please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 extension 2657 or your local police service.