R v SAS, 2011 BCPC 0470 »

The accused pled guilty to wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering and injury to an animal, his girlfriend’s cat, contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. On the night of the offence, the accused and his girlfriend got into a…

Read More »

R v Rahim, [2006] AJ No 559 (AB Prov Ct) »

This is the sentencing of Karim Rahim, the accused, who pled guilty to cruelty to animals, failure to appear, and assault. In addition to other charges, the accused was caught on videotape, and admitted to the facts that he was…

Read More »

R v Haaksman, [2013] OJ No 927 (ON Ct J) »

This is the sentencing of Travis Haaksman and Carl Wood. They entered pleas of not guilty to the offence of willfully and without lawful excuse killing a dog, contrary to section 445.(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. However, both…

Read More »

R v McRae, [2002] OJ No 4987 »

This is an appeal of McRae’s acquittal on charges of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to his dog contrary to section 446(1) of the Criminal Code. Neighbours testified that they saw McRae kick his dog, hit her with a tree…

Read More »

R v Higgins, [1996] NJ No 237 [NL SCTD] »

This is an appeal from the acquittal of Higgins on a charge of causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal contrary to section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Higgins, upon discovering that his cat knocked over a garbage…

Read More »

R v Harding, [2000] NJ No 309 (NFLD Sup Ct) »

This is an appeal by Mr. Richard Harding from his conviction of causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. He was given a conditional discharge with six months probation. Harding was a veterinarian. A dog was being a difficult…

Read More »

R v Bennett, [2010] NJ No 230 (NFLD Prov Ct) »

Mr. Bennett was charged with having failed to supply suitable and adequate care for an animal, contrary to section 446(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Bennett owned a small dog (Sadie), who was approximately 16 months when the incident…

Read More »

R v Camardi, 2015 ABPC 65 (CanLII) »

Camardi was charged with two counts of willfully causing pain, suffering or injury to an animal or bird, contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, after he was linked to the discovery of a dog and a cat who…

Read More »

R v Olendy, [2001] OJ No 1957 (ON Ct J) »

This was the sentencing hearing for Mr. Paul Olendy. He was convicted of wilfully causing pain to his guide dog, a 90 pound Labrador. Olendy lost his sight in a motor vehicle accident. Although he properly fed the dog and…

Read More »

R v Larouche, [2001] OJ No 6226 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Mr. Larouche, was charged with wilfully causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by beating it, contrary to Section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada. One witness observed the accused repeatedly punch a 16-month old dog that had…

Read More »

R v Brown, [2008] OJ No 2263 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Stephen Brown, was charged with cruelty to an animal under s. 446 of the Criminal Code. The Crown contended that the accused was frustrated and angry at being asked to leave the grounds of an apartment building by…

Read More »

R v R.P., [2005] OJ No 2896 »

This is the sentencing decision for the accused, RP, on conviction for various offences arising from RP’s participation in the shooting of two horses, one of which died, and the subsequent mutilation of the dead horse’s body. RP pleaded guilty…

Read More »

R v Fuller, [1994] OJ No 4285 »

Fuller is charged with wilfully injuring cattle, pursuant to section 444(a) of the Criminal Code. A man named Neaves owned a stallion that he purchased five years before and when he met Fuller was facing stress through his work and…

Read More »

R v Schafer, [2000] OJ No 3658 (ON Ct J) »

This was the trial of John Schafer for injuring a dog and wilfully causing suffering to the dog.  John Schafer was charged that he wilfully and without lawful excuse, injured a dog, the property of Heather Sherman, contrary to s.…

Read More »

R v Irving [2013] SJ No 375 (Sask Prov Ct) »

April Irving is charged with having committed the following offences between June 24, 2009 and June 4, 2010: 1) being the person responsible for dogs, wilfully neglecting to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter and care of such animals…

Read More »

R v Hadwen, [2005] OJ No 928 (ON Ct J) »

Hadwen pleaded guilty to five charges under the Criminal Code and the Dead Animal Disposal Act, with respect to his treatment and disposal of cattle. He had failed to provide adequate food, water and care for the animals, 31 Holstein…

Read More »

R v Munroe, [2010] OJ No 2579 (ON Ct J) »

Mr. Munroe was found guilty of two counts under s. 445(1)(a) of the Criminal Code for causing unnecessary suffering to both Abbey (Boston terrier) and Zoe (Boston terrier) and two counts under s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, one for…

Read More »

R v Rabeau, [2010] AJ No 567 (ABPC) »

The Accused pled guilty to a single charge of killing a dog contrary to Section 445(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The matter was before the Court for disposition. In August 2007, a four month old puppy, owned by Mr. Kotulak, got…

Read More »

R v KGS, [2009] NuJ No 20 (NU Ct J) »

K.G.S. and J.P. were teenage males: K.G.S. was 16 years old, and J.P. was 15. They were charged with an offence involving cruelty to an animal – injuring a puppy which had been kept for a lawful purpose. The questions in issue…

Read More »