This is the sentencing of the accused, Parent, for causing unnecessary suffering to his dog. He unnecessarily docked his dog’s tail causing considerable suffering. However, he had no criminal record and there was no evidence that had been deliberately abusive to his pets.
Parent received a suspended sentence and probation for a period of one year. During that probationary period he was required to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. Additionally, he had to report to a probation officer, bring his pets to the Humane Society every 60 days for inspection, inform the Society if he acquired any further pets, and to permit access to his residence to the Society so they can monitor the health and care of his pets.
Source: Case Law