A Brockville man faces animal welfare charges after city police seized 26 dogs at a north-end home late last month.
Officers were dispatched to an address on Row Place on April 26, at 8:46 a.m., on a matter unrelated to the animals, police reported Monday.
While at the residence, the officers discovered a total of 10 adult dogs and 16 juvenile dogs, police added.
“The officers were concerned about the care being given, the state of the animals and they were seized,” said police.
The dogs were turned over to Animal Welfare Services at the Ministry of the Solicitor General.
A 42-year-old man was charged under the Provincial Animal Welfare Act, said police.
Police added the animals were later returned to the man. The puppies and three adult dogs have since either been sold or adopted, said police, adding this had been arranged prior to police involvement.
The accused still had seven adult dogs and Animal Welfare officials were following up with him about those animals.
The charges against the man were still before the courts.
Drugs seized in traffic stop
A 40-year-old woman faces drug charges after a seizure during a traffic stop on Saturday.
Brockville police stopped a driver on King Street in connection with a Highway traffic Act offence, police reported Monday.
The investigation led to the seizure of multiple drugs, including opiates, police added.
As a result, the accused was charged with three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as well as a Highway Traffic Act charge for driving while under suspension.