R v Jolliffe, [2001] OJ No 6037 (ON Ct J) »

Both accused, Lee Jolliffe and Ralph Jolliffe, were charged with having custody or control of domestic animals and wilfully neglected or failed to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter or care for the said animals, contrary to Section 446(1)(c)…

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R v Bernier, 2006 NBQB 36 (CanLII) »

The accused pled guilty to wilfully and without lawful excuse, killing livestock contrary to section 444(a) of the Criminal Code, as well as breaking and entering. The accused, Bernier, and three accomplices went to a hog house with the intent…

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R v Karolev, [1992] YJ No 186 (YT Ct J) »

Mrs. Karolev, the accused, placed rubber bands around the testicles  of two of her neighbours’ dogs. In each case the testicles became swollen, gangrenous, and painful, and both dogs required veterinary surgery to have the testicles removed. The accused pleaded…

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R v Fernandez, [2001] OJ No 5668 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Mr. Fernandez, had delegated the responsibility of caring for the animals to someone else who failed to care for the animals properly. Fernandez had no intent to inflict cruelty on the animals. Regardless, he pleaded guilty and was…

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R v SAS, 2011 BCPC 0470 »

The accused pled guilty to wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering and injury to an animal, his girlfriend’s cat, contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. On the night of the offence, the accused and his girlfriend got into a…

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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 Haaksman, [2013] OJ No 927 (ON Ct J) »

This is the sentencing of Travis Haaksman and Carl Wood. They entered pleas of not guilty to the offence of willfully and without lawful excuse killing a dog, contrary to section 445.(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. However, both…

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R v McRae, [2002] OJ No 4987 »

This is an appeal of McRae’s acquittal on charges of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to his dog contrary to section 446(1) of the Criminal Code. Neighbours testified that they saw McRae kick his dog, hit her with a tree…

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R v Higgins, [1996] NJ No 237 [NL SCTD] »

This is an appeal from the acquittal of Higgins on a charge of causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal contrary to section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Higgins, upon discovering that his cat knocked over a garbage…

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R v Harding, [2000] NJ No 309 (NFLD Sup Ct) »

This is an appeal by Mr. Richard Harding from his conviction of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. He was given a conditional discharge with six months probation. Harding was a veterinarian. A dog was being a difficult…

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R v Bennett, [2010] NJ No 230 (NFLD Prov Ct) »

Mr. Bennett was charged with having failed to supply suitable and adequate care for an animal, contrary to section 446(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Bennett owned a small dog (Sadie), who was approximately 16 months when the incident…

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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 Olendy, [2001] OJ No 1957 (ON Ct J) »

This was the sentencing hearing for Mr. Paul Olendy. He was convicted of wilfully causing pain to his guide dog, a 90 pound Labrador. Olendy lost his sight in a motor vehicle accident. Although he properly fed the dog and…

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R v Larouche, [2001] OJ No 6226 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Mr. Larouche, was charged with wilfully causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by beating it, contrary to Section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. One witness observed the accused repeatedly punch a 16-month old dog that had…

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R v Brown, [2008] OJ No 2263 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Stephen Brown, was charged with cruelty to an animal under s. 446 of the Criminal Code. The Crown contended that the accused was frustrated and angry at being asked to leave the grounds of an apartment building by…

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R v Kolak, 2004 YKTC 11 »

This is a sentencing hearing for the accused, Kolak, who plead guilty to one count of section 119 of the Animal Control Bylaw. One of Kolak’s ten dogs was found to be so severely malnourished that it had to be…

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R v R.P., [2005] OJ No 2896 »

This is the sentencing decision for the accused, RP, on conviction for various offences arising from RP’s participation in the shooting of two horses, one of which died, and the subsequent mutilation of the dead horse’s body. RP pleaded guilty…

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R v Gerling, 2013 BCSC 1659 »

These are the reasons for the court’s ruling on voir dire that the accused, Gerling, had no standing to challenge the warrant to search the premises. The warrant authorized an agent of the BC SPCA, or a peace officer, to…

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