R v Tomalin, 2011 NBPC 29 (NB Prov Ct)

The Defendants, Sandra Tomalin and Beverley Tomalin, were charged jointly for failing to provide adequate food, water, shelter and care to 38 horses under their care and control as provided for under the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Chapter S-12 of the Statutes of New Brunswick.

After receiving a complaint and visiting the premises where the horses were kept, an Animal Protection Officer obtained a warrant on to search the premises of the Defendants and in order to seize any of the horses in distress. All of the horses were seized.

The court found beyond a reasonable doubt that the Tomalins did not meet their obligation to provide adequate food, water and care under the Act and Regulations. Both Defendants were found guilty as charged.

Source: Case Law

Jurisdiction: New Brunswick

Topics: carecomplaintfoodhorsesinspectorsmalnourishmentneglectregulatory offenseSeizedwarrantwater

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