We get calls or emails periodically from caring individuals who know of a dog that is not being treated as it should. HART has no power, authority or jurisdiction to confront neglectful owners.
You need to call the central office of the OSPCA, who will direct your complaint to the Belleville branch. Their number is below.
Belleville SPCA will investigate all cruelty/neglect complaints in the Bancroft area.
Oftentimes if a dog is removed from a situation, HART will be asked to take in the dog and we do. We just can't be the organization going to the home and physically taking the dog. Proper protocol has to be followed to ensure the safety of the dog for a positive outcome.