August 17, 2010- Source: The Ottawa Citizen
The Crown attorney came to the decision to withdraw charges against former Toronto Humane Society president Time Trow & four others. The Toronto Humane Society was raided last November after the OSPSCA obtained a search warrant under suspiscion of animal cruelty. There were reports of neglected cats & dogs- even a mummified cat found in the ceiling. The five men were charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence of cruelty to animals and also with obstructing a peace officer. Charges were dropped because “serious constitutional issues had rendered the evidence obtained during investigation inadmissible”. Currently the OSPCA has no recourse for an appeal and cannot press further legal charges.