Regina man banned from owning animals

A Regina man with a long history of animal cruelty has been banned from being able to own animals for the rest of his life.

Man had history of animal neglect dating back to 1989

A man the Regina Humane Society says has a long history of animal abuse has been banned from being able to own animals for the rest of his life. 

Lloyd Wilkinson, 56, was charged under the Animal Protection Act after he failed to properly care for Patch, his eight-year-old terrier. 

Patch broke his leg on Dec. 1 and though Wilkinson initially sought care for the animal, no follow up care was provided. 

The Humane Society stepped in and determined Patch was being neglected. 

Wilkinson chose to surrender the dog into the care of the Humane Society at the end of January.

Last week, he pleaded guilty to causing or allowing an animal to experience distress and was banned by the courts from owning animals. He was also fined $1. 

According to the Humane Society, Wilkinson has has been involved in acts of animal neglect, providing poor living conditions, failing to provide adequate food and care as well as breaches of prohibition dating back to 1989. 

The maximum sentence for the charges Wilkinson was facing is two years in prison and a $25,000 fine.