R v S.A.S., 2011 BCPC 470 »

Sentencing of the accused for wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to his girlfriend’s cat, contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Following a domestic dispute, the accused’s girlfriend left their residence to spend the night with a…

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R v Ryan, 2004 BCSC 1168 »

Appeal by the accused from conviction and sentence for causing or permitting animals to be in distress contrary to section 24(1) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The accused was ordered to pay a fine in the amount…

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R v Pedersen, 2005 BCPC 160 »

Sentencing of accused for committing theft under $5,000 and for breaking and entering into livestock pens and sheds and causing mischief, contrary to s 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. The mischief alleged was the breaking into the complainant’s property and…

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R v Nickason and Lothrop, 2004 BCPC 316 »

Defendants are charged with four counts of causing or permitting animals to be in distress, contrary to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The defendants challenged the form of the warrant issued that lead to the charges being laid.…

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R v Materi, 2005 BCPC 85; 2005 BCPC 86 »

The accused was given a conditional sentence for six months and put under house arrest, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, subject to very limited exceptions. The Court also ordered that the accused has no custody or control…

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R v Fawcett, 2012 BCPC 421 »

Sentencing hearing following a guilty plea to causing unnecessary pain and suffering to nine sled dogs, contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused euthanized a number of sled dogs following a lull in business after the Vancouver Olympics, in a…

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R v Connors, 2011 BCPC 24 »

Sentencing hearing following a guilty plea to causing unnecessary pain and suffering to a three month old pit bull dog contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The offender was also charged with breach of recognizance contrary to the…

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R v Bourque, 2012 BCPC 452 »

Sentencing hearing following a guilty plea to endangering an animal, animal cruelty and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. As a result of the accused vocalizing her desire to kill humans and animals, campus security apprehended the accused…

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Pezzente v McClain 2005 BCPC 352 »

The claimant purchased a Samoyed puppy, Bear, from a breeder and subsequently spent over $10,000 on veterinary bills because of the puppy’s health problems. She sought to have the breeder reimburse her for these expenses and sued for breach of…

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Haughton v BC SPCA, 2010 BCSC 406 »

Application by the BC SPCA for an order requiring Haughton to pay costs incurred for the care of her animals, prior to returning her animals. Haughton was charged under both the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Criminal…

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R v Linder, [1950] 1 WWR 1035, 10 CR 44 »

Appeal from the conviction of the accused for unlawfully and unnecessarily abusing a horse. The alleged abuse was in the context of a rodeo, in which the accused used a leather strap to make the horse buck more strenuously. In…

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R v Paul, [1997] BCJ No 808 (Prov Ct) »

Accused plead guilty to causing unnecessary pain or suffering to a cat, contrary to section 446(2) of the Criminal Code. The cat was killed at the request of the accused’s family because the cat was starving. The cruelty resulted from…

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Animal Control Bylaw No 7037, 2005 »

The Animal Control Bylaw regulates the keeping of animals, the operation of city animal shelters, dog licensing, impounding, and the prevention of cruelty to animals in the Municipality of New Westminister. Some examples of the regulations contained in the Bylaw…

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