On January 31st, Barrie Police issued arrest warrants for two women after they discovered fourteen dogs and one cat being kept in two unheated vehicles located in a hotel parking lot. Many of the animals were very ill and required immediate veterinary care. The next morning, the women turned themselves in at the Sarnia Police Service where they were arrested and charged with causing unnecessary suffering and two counts of causing damage or injury, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. They are both scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on March 22nd.