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 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The puppy was discovered dead from internal bleeding and injuries caused by blunt force trauma. An examination of the puppy disclosed 10 broken ribs, a broken jaw and orbital bone, missing teeth, a lacerated liver and lacerations to the tongue.

Pursuant to section 447.1(1), the Court ordered that the offender be prohibited from owning, having custody or control, or from residing with an animal or bird for 10 years. The Court sentenced the offender to 6 months incarceration and two years probation.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: British Columbia

Topics: alcoholdoggravity of offencemoral blameworthinesspit bullpre-trial custodysentencingsteroids

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