Stratford News Southwestern Ontario Mink Ranch faces Animal Cruelty charges SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Sunday, May. 13th, 2018 Perth County farmer fined in relation to animal cruelty. Photo supplied by www.twitter.com. A mink ranch in southwestern Ontario faces 14 counts of animal cruelty. The Ontario SPCA says in a release that they launched an investigation into the ranch in February after receiving a concern about the welfare of the mink at the ranch. They say a thorough investigation revealed sick animals with injuries and large lesions as well as rough handling of animals, unsanitary conditions and a lack of general care. The name and location of the ranch aren’t given in the release but media reports say it is the Millbank Fur Farm north of Guelph.