A single mom who runs a horse rehab centre near St. Thomas is being evicted and may have to send her animals to the meat sale at Kitchener’s livestock auction.

49-year-old Brenda Hull has been involved in a lengthy rental dispute with her landlord, the City of Toronto, which owns the nearby Greenlane Landfill and surrounding properties.

With only two weeks notice, a provincial tribunal has ruled that Hull, her two sons, and the animals have to leave by January 3rd.

“My only other option is to let them go to Kitchener and to put a roof over my children’s head, and that’s a hard choice to make,” Hull told CTV News.

The lives of sixteen horses are at risk and Hull says their upkeep costs her more than $40,000 a year.