A Timmins couple has been convicted of three counts of animal cruelty. The charges stem from back in December of 2014, when two Great Danes were found severely emaciated at their home. Renee L’Heureux and Joshua Leonard were convicted of permitting distress to an animal, failing to provide adequate medical attention, and failing to provide proper care.

The male dog was half of what his body weight should have been, while the female was 30 per cent below her appropriate body weight. More dogs were found on their property that needed care, and they were also surrendered to the Ontario SPCA. The Great Danes were put on a proper diet and made a full recovery. They have both since been adopted

The pair can now only own one cat and dog for five years, which must have yearly vet checks. They were also fined $630 each. Senior Inspector for the SPCA, Lynn Michaud, says there is no excuse for letting an animal go without proper care.

Photo: Supplied by the OSPCA

Photo: Supplied by the OSPCA