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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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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Camping v BCSPCA, 2006 BCSC 1640 (CanLII) »

Camping brings this proceeding for the return of his dogs, which were seized by the BCSPCA pursuant to section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. An officer of the BCSPCA went to Camping’s premises and observed two…

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R v Paulsen, 2015 BCPC 45 (CanLII) »

This is a sentencing hearing for Emma Paulsen. She was charged and pled guilty with being a person responsible for animals, to wit dogs, and failing to care for the animals, including protecting the animals from circumstances that were likely…

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R v Gerling, 2014 BCSC 2203 (CanLII) »

This is the sentencing hearing for Melvin Gerling for running a puppy mill. The dogs were in horrific circumstances and were eventually seized by the SPCA. The Court considered it necessary for Gerling to be given jail time and a…

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R v Randell, [1989] AJ No 260 (ABPC) »

The accused was charged with two counts; under the first count with unlawfully killing a dog under the former Section 401(a) of the Criminal Code, that’s now Section 445. And the second count, causing unnecessary pain and suffering to a…

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R v Vieira, [2006] BCJ No (BCPC) »

The accused, John Vieira was charged that he wilfully neglected or failed to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care for horses, dogs, pigs and rabbits, contrary to Section 446(2) of the Criminal Code. Vieira testified he was…

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R v Taylor, [2002] BCJ No 1846 (BCPC) »

This was a trial of Taylor and Atkinson on three counts under the Wildlife Act for possession of wildlife without a permit, allowing a hunting license to be used by another person and failing to comply with a condition of a hunting…

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