R v Henry 2014 BCPC »

The judge decided that the prosecutor’s recommendation of a lifelong prohibition on owning animals was fair given the defendant’s conduct towards his bulldog. The judge noted that though case law may have suggested that this penalty was applied in cases…

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R v Haskell 2010 BCPC »

Mr. Haskell was charged under s. 24(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act in permitting his dog to be or continue to be in distress. Mr. Haskell’s dog had an injury to his leg. Mr. Haskell was told…

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R v Boyes 2014 BCPC »

Mr. Boyes broke into the residence of Ms. Chellew and her husband, threatening them, doing damage to their vehicle and killing their pet bird. Mr. Boyes acknowledged that he had anger issues relating to his alcohol consumption. The Crown sought…

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R v Bodnar 2009 BCPC »

Mr. Bodnar was charged with cruelty to animals under s. 446(1)(c) of the Criminal Code for neglecting or failing to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care for his six dogs, and under s. 24(1) of the Prevention…

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R v Harfman 2011 BCPC »

Mr and Mrs Harfman were jointly charged under both the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act for their failure to provide adequate food and care to their livestock following a search by the SPCA. Under the…

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HMQ v Barwell 2013 ABPC »

Mr. Barwell was charged with an offence concerning animal cruelty under s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The sentencing decision considered whether victim impact statements lodged by the Edmonton Humane Society, present caregiver of the animal, and two neighbours of…

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R v Blaikie 2007 BCPC »

Mr. Blaikie pled guilty to causing or permitting an animal to be or to continue to be in distress contrary to s. 24 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The SPCA special constable had found Mr. Blaikie’s dog…

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R v Bourque 2013 BCCA 447 »

Ms. Bourque was a student at Simon Fraser University. Ms. Bourque told another student that she had killed and dismembered cats, including her family’s pets. She also expressed her intention of killing a homeless person. Campus security was contacted and…

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R v Bateman 2007 BCPC »

Mr. Bateman pled guilty to permitting animals to remain or continue to be in distress. The Court decided that to suspend Mr. Bateman’s sentence but ordered that he should have no animals in his care or possession for 10 years.

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R v Canaday 2010 BCPC »

Ms. Merrett had lived with her cat since 2004. In December 2006, Ms. Merrett offered Mr. Canaday and his girlfriend a place to stay until they could find jobs. On Christmas Day, when Ms. Merrett was out visiting her mother,…

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HMQ v Chalmers 2013 ABPC »

Mr. Chalmers was charged under s. 445(1)(A) of the Criminal Code for maiming, wounding, poisoning and injuring his two cats. The abuse occurred on two different occasions, causing serious injuries to the cats. A victim impact statement was lodged by…

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HMQ v Chernecki 2014 MBPC »

Peter and Judith Chernecki owned several properties on which they held many animals in very poor conditions. Animal rescuers had to don full protective gear including breathing masks and oxygen tanks in order to enter the buildings due to the…

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R v Cimbala 2010 BCPC »

Mr. Cimbala was charged with wilfully injuring a dog and with causing unnecessary pain, suffering and injury to a dog. The dog was his neighbour’s and had escaped the neighbour’s property. The neighbour had traced the dog to Mr. Cimbala’s…

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R v Folk 2008 BCPC »

On December 10, 2007, Mr. Folk stabbed and killed the eight-month-old dog of his neighbour while trespassing on the neighbour’s property. He was charged under s. 445(5)(a) of the Criminal Code for wilfully and without lawful excuse killing a dog.…

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R v Draney 2011 BCPC »

Mr. Draney owned, kept or cared for a number of horses who were found malnourished. Mr. Draney was charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code: Count 1: did wilfully cause, or, being the owner, did wilfully…

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R v Boyetchko 2007 BCPC »

SPCA Special Officer Marsall responded to a call from a veterinary clinic informing her of a cat in distress. The veterinary clinic had received a call informing them of a cat who had been given human anti-anxiety pills the previous…

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R v Lohse, 2009 BCSC 1899 (CanLII) »

This was an appeal by the Crown against the decision of a Provincial Court judge, in the context of a trial confirmation hearing, to stay two charges against the accused, Mr. Achim Lohse. Mr. Lohse was charged with one count…

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R v Lohse, 2010 BCCA 395 (CanLII) »

Mr. Lohse was charged with one count of causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to an animal (a cat) contrary to s. 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, and with one count of causing or permitting an animal to be or…

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