R v Piasentin, 2008 ABPC 164, 455 AR 71 »

Sentencing of the accused for causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to a puppy, necessitating it to be euthanized. The accused beat the four month old dog, rendering it unconscious and bleeding from the nose. Following a guilty plea, the…

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R v McConkey, 2008 ABPC 37, 348 AR 87 »

Following an inspection of the defendants’ animals, and having failed to comply with Humane Society orders regarding the care of the dogs in question, officers seized the dogs. The two defendants plead guilty to causing or permitting four dogs to…

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R v Carter, 2006 ABPC 341 »

Accused charged with causing or permitting the continuance of the distress of 9 horses by depriving them of adequate food, water, space or veterinary care. Satisfied that the accused was the person ordinarily in charge of the animals in question,…

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R v Campbell Brown, 2004 ABPC 17 »

Accused found guilty of killing her neighbour’s dog and charged under 445(a) of the Criminal Code. With no previous criminal record, the accused received a suspended sentence and probation order for 18 months. In addition the accused was ordered to…

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R v Gerk, 2001 ABQB 87 »

Appeal of conviction and sentence of accused under section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act for causing or permitting a bison to be in distress. At trial, the accused was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $3,450. The…

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R v Chan, 1999 ABPC 68, 251 AR 44 »

Accused charged with causing/permitting a cat to be in distress, contrary to section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act. The accused was keeping a cat in the trunk of his car with little to no food and water in sub…

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R v Zeller, 1998 ABPC 19 »

Sentencing hearing following a guilty plea for wilfully damaging property and for the unlawful killing of a dog. During a domestic dispute with his wife, the accused threw a sewing machine off of their balcony and destroyed it. Following this…

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