Sunday, October 10, 2010

Animals suffered despite inspections

A case of animal cruelty involving an online pet store owner in P.E.I. has raised questions about how closely the business was monitored by provincial inspectors.

Bud Wheatley, owner of, was sentenced to five months in jail on Tuesday for causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to animals. Wheatley, 62, is also prohibited from owning any animals for 10 years, with the exception of his 13-year-old dog Sacha.

RCMP officers raided Wheatley's property on P.E.I.'s North Shore in October 2009. About 80 cats and dogs were seized in the raid and taken to the P.E.I. Humane Society. Some were emaciated, two had to be euthanized and one died before it could be treated..." More

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