R v Bodnar 2009 BCPC »

Mr. Bodnar was charged with cruelty to animals under s. 446(1)(c) of the Criminal Code for neglecting or failing to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care for his six dogs, and under s. 24(1) of the Prevention…

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R v Harfman 2011 BCPC »

Mr and Mrs Harfman were jointly charged under both the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act for their failure to provide adequate food and care to their livestock following a search by the SPCA. Under the…

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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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R v Canaday 2010 BCPC »

Ms. Merrett had lived with her cat since 2004. In December 2006, Ms. Merrett offered Mr. Canaday and his girlfriend a place to stay until they could find jobs. On Christmas Day, when Ms. Merrett was out visiting her mother,…

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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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HMQ v Chernecki 2014 MBPC »

Peter and Judith Chernecki owned several properties on which they held many animals in very poor conditions. Animal rescuers had to don full protective gear including breathing masks and oxygen tanks in order to enter the buildings due to the…

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R v Draney 2011 BCPC »

Mr. Draney owned, kept or cared for a number of horses who were found malnourished. Mr. Draney was charged with two counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code: Count 1: did wilfully cause, or, being the owner, did wilfully…

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R v Lohse, 2009 BCSC 1899 (CanLII) »

This was an appeal by the Crown against the decision of a Provincial Court judge, in the context of a trial confirmation hearing, to stay two charges against the accused, Mr. Achim Lohse. Mr. Lohse was charged with one count…

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R v Lohse, 2010 BCCA 395 (CanLII) »

Mr. Lohse was charged with one count of causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to an animal (a cat) contrary to s. 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, and with one count of causing or permitting an animal to be or…

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R v Stich, 2012 BCSC 706 (CanLII) »

Mr. Stich appealed a prohibition order under s. 447.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code whereby he was prohibited from owning, having the custody or control of, or residing in the same premises as an animal or a bird. There were some…

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Margetts v BCSPCA, 2011 BCHRT 184 (CanLII) »

Margetts was seized of dogs he owned and was later charged with cruelty to animals under the Criminal Code. He filed a complaint against the BCSPCA alleging discrimination in the provision of a service customarily available to the public, on…

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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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R v Seidel, 2014 BCPC 230 (CanLII) »

This is the sentencing for Mr. Seidel on a single count of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to his cat, Oreo, contrary to s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Mr. Seidel strangled and killed Oreo, and was convicted of this…

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R v Gerling, 2013 BCSC 2503 (CanLII) »

The accused, Mr. Gerling, was charged with two counts, Count 1 being that he did wilfully cause unnecessary pain or suffering to dogs, contrary to s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; and Count 2 being the owner or the person…

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R v Gladue, 2014 ABPC 45 (CanLII) »

Mr Gladue was charged that he unlawfully assaulted Ms. Johnston, contrary to Section 226 o the Criminal Code. He was also charged with wilfully and without lawful excuse killing a dog that was kept for a lawful purpose, contrary to…

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R v Labonte, 2014 ABPC 153 (CanLII) »

This is the sentencing decision of Mr. Labonte who worked at a dog daycare and was responsible for taking care of the dogs who were kennelled at the facility. There is CCTV footage of Mr. Labonte using force to subdue…

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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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R v Gamble, 2008 SKQB 282 (CanLII) »

The Crown appealed from the sentence imposed on the Respondent, Gamble, following her conviction on a guilty plea to the offence that she did wilfully and without lawful cause kill a dog, the property of Daniel Sutherland, that was kept…

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R v Sunduk, 1999 CanLII 12570 (SKQB) »

The Crown appealed the acquittal of the Respondent, Sunduk, on the charge that contrary to section 445(a) of the Criminal Code he wilfully and without lawful cause killed a dog that was kept for a lawful purpose and was the property…

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