R v Bourque 2013 BCCA 447 »

Ms. Bourque was a student at Simon Fraser University. Ms. Bourque told another student that she had killed and dismembered cats, including her family’s pets. She also expressed her intention of killing a homeless person. Campus security was contacted and…

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HMQ v Chalmers 2013 ABPC »

Mr. Chalmers was charged under s. 445(1)(A) of the Criminal Code for maiming, wounding, poisoning and injuring his two cats. The abuse occurred on two different occasions, causing serious injuries to the cats. A victim impact statement was lodged by…

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R v Boyetchko 2007 BCPC »

SPCA Special Officer Marsall responded to a call from a veterinary clinic informing her of a cat in distress. The veterinary clinic had received a call informing them of a cat who had been given human anti-anxiety pills the previous…

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R v Hughes, 2007 BCPC 0462 (CanLII) »

Mr. Hughes was charged with causing unnecessary pain and suffering to animals on two separate occasions. The accused is alleged to have killed a cat by putting the cat into a microwave oven on February 14th . He is also…

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Baker v BCSPCA, 2006 BCSC 1982 »

The petitioner, Baker, challenges the SPCA’s seizure of 14 dogs, 2 cats and a tortoise from her care, following the issuance of a search warrant. The petition asks for a court order declaring that the warrant was obtained in breach…

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R v Kroon, 1989 ABCA 319 (CanLII) »

The Appellants were charged that they did wilfully and without lawful excuse place poison in such a position that it may easily be consumed by cats, kept for a lawful purpose, contrary to s. 401(B) of the Criminal Code. Not…

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Eliason v. S.P.C.A., 2004 BCSC 1773 »

Application by the plaintiff, Eliason, for an injunction to prevent the defendant, SPCA, from destroying, selling or otherwise disposing of cats it had removed from her custody. The cats were seized in 2000 or 2001. The seizure resulted in criminal…

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Haughton v. BCSPCA, 2009 BCSC 1773 »

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…

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Pieper v. Kokoska and BCSPCA, 2004 BCSC 1547 »

In this case, Pieper, the petitioner, argued that he was not given an opportunity to be heard before The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (the Society) exercised its discretion to dispose of many of his dogs. Interestingly, the petitioner did not challenge…

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R. v. Haughton, 2012 BCPC 0505 »

In this case, the accused, Ms. Haughton, was charged with three offences relating to animal cruelty. In order to tend to her ranch in Alberta, she left her dogs and cats in the care of her son in her absence.…

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R v Ringler, 2004 ONCJ 104, 122 CRR (2d) 15 »

Application by the accused, pursuant to section 24 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to exclude evidence obtained from his residence. The accused was charged with three offences, including wilfully and without lawful excuse killing 4 kittens and willfully…

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