Diane Way faces two charges in cruelty-to-animal investigation, Toronto

On Sunday, April 24, 2011, at 2:30 p.m., police responded to a call for unknown trouble in the Manor Road/Mt. Pleasant Road area.

It is alleged that:

– a federal election pollster attended a home and noticed a foul odour emanating from the home,

– police and fire were then contacted,

– once inside the home, police found approximately 50 to 60 cats living in the home,

– the odour was from cat feces and urine which caused damage to the home,

– the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (OSPCA) was notified and is assisting with the investigation.

On Monday, April 25, 2011, a number of cats were rescued, with the owner’s consent, for protection.

Diane Way, 63, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with:

1) Cruelty to Animals,
2) Cause or permit unnecessary suffering to animals.

She is scheduled to appear in court at College Park, on Thursday, June 9, 2011, room 505, at 2 p.m.

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