Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Vet Faces 16 Animal Cruelty Charges: OSPCA

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Vet Faces 16 Animal Cruelty Charges: OSPCA

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Ontario vet faces 16 animal cruelty counts

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ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - A southern Ontario veterinarian who was found guilty of professional misconduct last year is facing 16 charges following an animal cruelty investigation.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says a criminal investigation was launched on Sept. 14, 2016, by the Lincoln County Humane Society after it received allegations of animal cruelty against Dr. Mahavir Rekhi of St. Catharines, Ont.

The OSPCA says Rekhi has been charged with eight counts each of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal, and failing to provide suitable and adequate care for an animal.

It says the alleged abuse occurred in 2013.

Rekhi is scheduled to appear in court in St. Catharines on July 14. …

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