R v Bily, 2004 BCPC 415 (CanLII) »

Beverley Anne Bily and Ronald Stanley Bily were charged under the BC Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act with one count of failing to act appropriately and thereby permitting an animal to be or continue to be in distress, contrary…

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R v Gerling, 2013 BCSC 2503 (CanLII) »

The accused, Mr. Gerling, was charged with two counts, Count 1 being that he did wilfully cause unnecessary pain or suffering to dogs, contrary to s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code; and Count 2 being the owner or the person…

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Baker v BCSPCA, 2006 BCSC 1982 »

The petitioner, Baker, challenges the SPCA’s seizure of 14 dogs, 2 cats and a tortoise from her care, following the issuance of a search warrant. The petition asks for a court order declaring that the warrant was obtained in breach…

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R v Andres, 2014 SKPC 075 (CanLII) »

The home and yard and farm property of the accused were searched by animal protection officers employed by the Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA). These officers had a search warrant obtained that day under s.…

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R v Freymond, [2006] OJ No 608 (ON Ct J) »

This an application by the accused Freymond and Cheffins to exclude evidence obtained against them because their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were violated. Freymond was charged with with being the owner of 29 dogs and…

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R v Lavoie, 2014 NBPC 43 (CanLII) »

The defendant is facing two counts under the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (“SPCA Act”) for: 1) failing to provide 133 dogs of which he had the care and control with adequate food, water, shelter and…

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SPCA v Millette, 2007 CanLII 40186 (NLPC) »

The SPCA made an ex parte application for a search warrant to enter Millette’s home and seize her dog and cat. The court denied the same application made the previous week, as the SPCA member indicated in the application that…

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R v Hunter, [2011] OJ No 2335 (ON Ct J) »

This is an application by the accused, Hunter, for a Charter remedy based on a violation of his right against unreasonable search and seizure. The accused faced a series of charges under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…

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R v Lavoie, [2013] NBJ No 335 (NBQB) »

This is an appeal that deals with the right to be tried within a reasonable time as guaranteed under section 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Respondent was charged with having ownership and possession one hundred…

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R v Burns, [2003] OJ No 6323 (ON Ct J) »

Stanley Burns and William Massey are charged under Section 446(1)(c) of the Criminal Code, for having the custody or control of domestic animals, to wit: 77 dogs, and willfully failing to provide suitable and adequate shelter and care for those dogs.…

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R v McLean, 2003 CanLII 27492 (NL PC) »

McLean was charged with unlawfully killing his dog contrary to section 445(a) of the Criminal Code. His small dog had been found hanging from a tree on a path. A chain had been wrapped around its neck and it had…

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R v Gauvin, 2009 NBPC 29 (CanLII) »

Gauvin is charged with two counts of uttering threats to kill a dog contrary to section 264.1(1)(c); two counts of killing an animal (a German Shepherd dog and a Labrador Retriever dog) contrary to section 445(1)(a); and one count of…

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R v Stewart, [2008] OJ No 4041 (ON Ct J) »

This is the trial of Agnes Stuart and Peter Wilson, a married couple, on several charges relating to their negligent care of their cats and dogs. The couple had been the subject of Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…

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R v M.M., [2002] OJ No 3596 (ON Ct J) »

This is a Charter application by the accused to exclude certain evidence. The accused, 14 years old at the time of the offence, was charged with animal cruelty under section 446 of the Criminal Code. She was questioned after a…

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