HMQ v Barwell 2013 ABPC »

Mr. Barwell was charged with an offence concerning animal cruelty under s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The sentencing decision considered whether victim impact statements lodged by the Edmonton Humane Society, present caregiver of the animal, and two neighbours of…

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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 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 MacKinnon, 2014 ABPC 150 »

MacKinnon is charged with causing a horse to be in distress, contrary to section 2(1) of the Animal Protection Act. The accused is not a veterinarian; he was trained in equine dentistry by a non-veterinarian and received some further training…

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R v Muhlbach, 2011 ABQB 9 (CanLII) »

The Crown appeals the acquittal of Muhlbach, who owns and operates a cattle farming operation. The Alberta SPCA investigated concerns about cattle treatment on his farm. As a result of those investigations, he was charged with one count of permitting…

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R v Hollett, [1988] AJ No 965 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused, Nancy Hollett, is charged with being the person having the control of a domestic animal, a female Afghan dog, and wilfully neglecting to provide suitable and adequate care for such animal, contrary to the provisions of the Criminal Code,…

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R v Quilloy, [1993] AJ No 689 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused was charged with two offences, count one contrary to Section 447(1) of the Criminal Code, and count two contrary to Section 446(1)(d) of the Criminal Code. The charges related to the unlawful possession of a cockpit on premises…

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R v DL, [1999] AJ No 539 (AB Prov Ct) »

The young male, D.L. was 17 years old when he was charged that he wilfully and without lawful excuse killed, maimed, poisoned or injured a cat that was kept for a lawful purpose, contrary to Section 445(a) of the Criminal Code.…

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R v Habermehl, [2013] AJ No 446 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused in this case was charged with wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to a cat contrary to Section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. He pled not guilty. Ms. Manning and the accused, Mr. Habermehl, were living together…

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R v Rahim, [2006] AJ No 559 (AB Prov Ct) »

This is the sentencing of Karim Rahim, the accused, who pled guilty to cruelty to animals, failure to appear, and assault. In addition to other charges, the accused was caught on videotape, and admitted to the facts that he was…

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R v Camardi, 2015 ABPC 65 (CanLII) »

Camardi was charged with two counts of willfully causing pain, suffering or injury to an animal or bird, contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, after he was linked to the discovery of a dog and a cat who…

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R v Rabeau, [2010] AJ No 567 (ABPC) »

The Accused pled guilty to a single charge of killing a dog contrary to Section 445(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The matter was before the Court for disposition. In August 2007, a four month old puppy, owned by Mr. Kotulak, got…

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A.M. (Re), [1998] AJ No 1376 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused, a young person, was charged under: section 445 of the Criminal Code with stealing and injuring and endangering the life of a hamster; and under section 446 of the Code for causing unnecessary suffering to a cat. Both…

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R v Peters, [2005] AJ No 1084 (AB Prov Ct) »

The accused is charged with cruelty to a kitten under section 446 of the Criminal Code. He is found not guilty because the judge is not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused had “exclusive opportunity” to commit the…

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R v Wicker [2007] AJ 566 (ABPC) »

Mr. Wicker pled guilty to a charge of wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal, his cat, contrary to s. 446 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The accused’s fiancé, RLM, walked into the bathroom…

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