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 be in distress, contrary to section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act. The Court imposed a fine of $1500 , payable between the two defendants. The Court also made an order pursuant to sections 12(2) and 12(3) of the Animal Protection Act, restraining the defendants from owning or having custody of an animal for a period of 5 years, provided that one of the defendants could keep her existing pets.
Source: Case Law