R v Helfer, [2014] O.J. No. 2984 »

Steven Helfer, a 24-year-old Ottawa man, was charged with one count of criminal harassment, two counts of assault with a weapon, and one count of maiming a dog. Helfer had been living with his mother, Ms. Lacroix, until July 2013 when she moved…

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RS v Chirico, 2015 CanLII 334 (ON HSARB) »

The Applicant is the subject of an Order issued by the Medical Officer of Health, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit to relinquish the animal known as “X” to the North Bay Humane Society to be euthanized, under section…

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R v Wright, 2014 ONCA 675 (CanLII) »

This is an appeal for a sentence imposed on the appellant for being convicted of cruelty to animals under the Criminal Code. The Court found that further incarceration was required and imposed a sentence of nine months. The Court also…

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R v TB, [2003] OJ No 6250 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, T.B., was charged with numerous counts. In regard to animals: it was alleged that he committed an assault on two individuals, using a weapon, to wit, a dog, contrary to s. 267(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada.…

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R v Young, [1997] OJ No 6214 (ON Ct J) »

This is the sentencing of the accused,  David Young, on charges of arson, threatening to commit arson, and killing cattle. Young was alleged to be part of a motorcycle gang and was arrested in connection with a threat to burn…

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R v Freymond, [2006] OJ No 608 (ON Ct J) »

This an application by the accused Freymond and Cheffins to exclude evidence obtained against them because their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were violated. Freymond was charged with with being the owner of 29 dogs and…

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R v Parent, [2003] OJ No 5803 (ON Ct J) »

This is the sentencing of the accused, Parent, for causing unnecessary suffering to his dog. He unnecessarily docked his dog’s tail causing considerable suffering. However, he had no criminal record and there was no evidence that had been deliberately abusive…

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R v Singh, [2001] OJ No 537 (ON Sup Ct) »

This is an appeal by Kathy Singh from her conviction and sentence for wilful neglect of a domestic cat in her care under section 446(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. Singh operated a pet shelter where animals could be brought for…

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R v Girard, [2011] OJ No 6531 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Madeleine Girard, was charged with failing to comply with the standards of care, contrary to the Ontario Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals, Section 11.1(1): every person who owns or has custody or care of an…

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R v Hunter, [2011] OJ No 4120 (ON Ct J) »

The applicant, Hunter, brought an application requesting (a) all evidence gathered during the October 14th and 15th, 2010 search of his property be excluded; (b) all orders of the OSPCA subsequent to that search be declared null and void; (c)…

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R v Hunter, [2011] OJ No 2335 (ON Ct J) »

This is an application by the accused, Hunter, for a Charter remedy based on a violation of his right against unreasonable search and seizure. The accused faced a series of charges under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…

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