R v McLeod, 2011 SKPC 180 (CanLII) »

The accused plead guilty to the charge of wilfully causing unnecessary pain or suffering or injury to a dog by hanging contrary to s. 445.1 of the Criminal Code, however, before the accused was sentenced, he retained a new lawyer…

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R v Kettleson, 1999 CanLII 12577 (SKQB) »

This was an appeal from a summary conviction. The appellant, Kettleson, was convicted of an offence pursuant to s. 446(c) of the Criminal Code. The appellant appeals both his conviction and his sentence. The Court dismissed the appeal on the…

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R v Kokatt, 1944 CanLII 136 (SKQB) »

The accused began trading dogs, as a side business to his farming and ranching. For this business he owned two bitches, which twice a year, became an attraction to male dogs. Evidence stated that for a distance of as much…

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R v Peterson, 1928 CanLII 228 (SKQB) »

The accused was charged under section 537 of the Criminal Code of wilfully killing a silver black fox which had escaped from its cage. The fox was the property of a fox breeding company, and she escaped during feeding and…

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R v Helfer, [2014] O.J. No. 2984 »

Steven Helfer, a 24-year-old Ottawa man, was charged with one count of criminal harassment, two counts of assault with a weapon, and one count of maiming a dog. Helfer had been living with his mother, Ms. Lacroix, until July 2013 when she moved…

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R v Camber, 1976 CanLII 945 (SKQB) »

The accused destroyed dogs on his property and the Court considered what is lawful justification, and essentially the justification proposed in this case was that the accused sincerely and honestly believed that these dogs were strays and, secondly, that this…

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R v Mangels, 1979 CanLII 2394 (SKCA) »

Mr. Mangels was charged in an information with being the owner of a domestic animal, to wit: cattle, and wilfully neglecting to provide suitable and adequate food and shelter for such cattle, contrary to section 402(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.…

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R v Blankenburg, 2010 YKTC 95 (CanLII) »

The accused was charged with 3 counts. (1) Unlawfully committing an offence in that: he did by in person knowingly utter a threat to injure or kill an animal to wit: a dog, contrary to Section 264.1(1)(c) of the Criminal Code.…

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R v Paulsen, 2015 BCPC 45 (CanLII) »

This is a sentencing hearing for Emma Paulsen. She was charged and pled guilty with being a person responsible for animals, to wit dogs, and failing to care for the animals, including protecting the animals from circumstances that were likely…

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R v Barrett, 2015 CanLII 13906 (NL PC) »

This is the sentencing for the accused, Tony Barrett, who was charged with four offences. He was charged with being the owner of animals and wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary suffering and injury to those animals, to wit: seven…

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R v Wright, 2014 ONCA 675 (CanLII) »

This is an appeal for a sentence imposed on the appellant for being convicted of cruelty to animals under the Criminal Code. The Court found that further incarceration was required and imposed a sentence of nine months. The Court also…

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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 Gerling, 2014 BCSC 2203 (CanLII) »

This is the sentencing hearing for Melvin Gerling for running a puppy mill. The dogs were in horrific circumstances and were eventually seized by the SPCA. The Court considered it necessary for Gerling to be given jail time and a…

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R v Allen, [1974] NBJ No 44 (NBSC) »

This was an appeal by the appellant, Allen, who was convicted of wilfully killing cattle contrary to section 400(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada and sentenced to a term of two years in penitentiary. The appeal was based on…

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R v Hunt, [1977] NJ No 39 (Nfld CA) »

The appellant pleaded guilty to a charge under section 400(a) of the Criminal Code for killing cattle. This was an appeal by the accused from his sentence of nine months’ imprisonment on that charge. He argued that the sentence was…

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R v Smith, [1991] YJ No 171 (YKTC) »

The accused, Kathleen Smith and James Walker, were charged that they did wilfully permit to be caused unnecessary pain to a dog by failing to provide a suitably sized collar, contrary to s. 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The veterinarian…

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R v Sevigny, [2001] YJ No 151 (YKTC) »

This was an application by the Crown for an adjournment. Denis Sevigny, was before the Court for trial on two charges contrary to s. 446 of the Criminal Code. The charges relate to neglect, or failure to provide for, or…

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R v Goisnard, [1987] NWTJ No 137 (NWTC) »

The Defendant, Chris Goisnard, was charged with an offence under Section 402(1)(c) of the Criminal Code. The defendant was accused on being the owner or the person having custody or control of domestic animals, namely, horses, and wilfully failing to…

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