Oyen RCMP lay charges in animal cruelty investigation

An adult male is facing charges after Oyen RCMP launched an investigation surrounding allegations of mistreatment of horses on a rural property.

RCMP began a criminal investigation after receiving reports of starving horses.

On March 7, 2019, an adult male was arrested without incident.

Henri Lenard Barrette (50) of Alsask, Sask., has been charged with causing animals unnecessary suffering, and causing damage or injury to animals.

Barrette was released from custody on a promise to appear with conditions and will be appearing in Hanna Provincial Court on April. 24, 2019.

As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.

 

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