Arrests Made in Animal Abuse Case Just North of Brampton
by Christine Sharma
on March 13, 2018
Two have been arrested in an animal abuse case that dates back 13 years ago at a farm property just north of Brampton.
On January 5, 2005, the Caledon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they responded to a call at a farm property on Bramalea Road north of Old School Road in Brampton.
A citizen reported she has “observed horses in distress” at the property, according to police.
On January 6, 2005, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) executed a search warrant on the farm.
“Authorities discovered two deceased horses and approximately 25-30 horses in a penned area with no food or water available to them,” said police in a recent statement. “Efforts were made to locate the owners of the property which led to the discovery that the owners of the property had abandoned the horses and moved to Hong Kong.”
According to Caledon OPP, on Monday March 12, 2018 at 11:54 p.m., police received information from the Canadian Border Services Agency at Pearson Airport that a man with an outstanding arrest warrant arrived in Canada from China.
Police attended the airport to make two arrests.
Joseph Sau-Chen Chang, 54, of Hong Kong was arrested on an outstanding warrant from 2005 for nine counts of fail to provide adequate care for animals, and two counts of permit to be caused unnecessary suffering to an animal.
“A female party that accompanied the accused was also arrested for an outstanding warrant from 2005,” say police.
Mee-Young Chung, 49, of Hong Kong, was also arrested for nine counts of fail to provide adequate care for animals, and two counts of permit to be caused unnecessary suffering to an animal.
Both parties were held for bail and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville.