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 Paulsen, 2015 BCPC 45 (CanLII) »

This is a sentencing hearing for Emma Paulsen. She was charged and pled guilty with being a person responsible for animals, to wit dogs, and failing to care for the animals, including protecting the animals from circumstances that were likely…

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R v Barrett, 2015 CanLII 13906 (NL PC) »

This is the sentencing for the accused, Tony Barrett, who was charged with four offences. He was charged with being the owner of animals and wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary suffering and injury to those animals, to wit: seven…

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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 Andres, 2014 SKPC 075 (CanLII) »

The home and yard and farm property of the accused were searched by animal protection officers employed by the Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA). These officers had a search warrant obtained that day under s.…

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R v Gerling, 2014 BCSC 2203 (CanLII) »

This is the sentencing hearing for Melvin Gerling for running a puppy mill. The dogs were in horrific circumstances and were eventually seized by the SPCA. The Court considered it necessary for Gerling to be given jail time and a…

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R v Allen, [1974] NBJ No 44 (NBSC) »

This was an appeal by the appellant, Allen, who was convicted of wilfully killing cattle contrary to section 400(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada and sentenced to a term of two years in penitentiary. The appeal was based on…

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R v Johns, [1991] YJ No 82 (YKTC) »

The accused, Arthur Johns, operated an outfitting business providing horse-packing trips. The accused was charged with wilfully neglecting or failing to provide adequate food or water for the horses in his care. The winter of 1989/1990, he took 11 of…

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R v Hunt, [1977] NJ No 39 (Nfld CA) »

The appellant pleaded guilty to a charge under section 400(a) of the Criminal Code for killing cattle. This was an appeal by the accused from his sentence of nine months’ imprisonment on that charge. He argued that the sentence was…

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R v Smith, [1991] YJ No 171 (YKTC) »

The accused, Kathleen Smith and James Walker, were charged that they did wilfully permit to be caused unnecessary pain to a dog by failing to provide a suitably sized collar, contrary to s. 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The veterinarian…

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R v Sevigny, [2001] YJ No 151 (YKTC) »

This was an application by the Crown for an adjournment. Denis Sevigny, was before the Court for trial on two charges contrary to s. 446 of the Criminal Code. The charges relate to neglect, or failure to provide for, or…

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R v Goisnard, [1987] NWTJ No 137 (NWTC) »

The Defendant, Chris Goisnard, was charged with an offence under Section 402(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. The defendant was accused on being the owner or the person having custody or control of domestic animals, namely, horses, and wilfully failing to…

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