Langford pair charged with animal cruelty

Two Langford residents have been charged for cruelty towards their cat.

The male cat, Romeo, was brought by friends of the accused to the Victoria SPCA last January where a veterinarian treated numerous bone fractures and had to amputate one of his badly injured legs.

Romeo was an indoor cat and his condition was  “consistent with high impact injury,” according to the vet, leading the SPCA to file a criminal complaint against the cat's owners.

Military police from CFB Esquimalt initially investigated the allegation that one of the owners was physically abusive to the animal and that both neglected the cat by failing to seek medical attention for his injuries.

“It’s very disturbing that someone could treat a helpless animal with such violence,” SPCA animal protection officer Erika Paul said in a release. “It’s obvious the animal had suffered for some time."

Tyler Miskow and Andrea Mills each face two counts of neglecting and failure to provide adequate care for an animal under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

They were scheduled to make their first appearance in Western Communities Courthouse yesterday.

New owners have since adopted Romeo.



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