This is a case for judicial review in which Ms. Haughton alleges the BCSPCA treated her unfairly and unreasonably, their actions were in haste, that her animals were not in actual fact distressed, the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness were ignored and that she ought not be held responsible for costs of care and housing.
The judge concluded that Ms. Haughton was not accorded natural justice and procedural fairness and that a hearing for reconsideration occur. In addition, the BCSPCA was to inspect her premises to determine which animals ought to be returned, and the cats were to be returned.
Source: Case Law
Jurisdiction: British Columbia