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 Labonte, 2014 ABPC 153 (CanLII) »

This is the sentencing decision of Mr. Labonte who worked at a dog daycare and was responsible for taking care of the dogs who were kennelled at the facility. There is CCTV footage of Mr. Labonte using force to subdue…

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Camping v BCSPCA, 2006 BCSC 1640 (CanLII) »

Camping brings this proceeding for the return of his dogs, which were seized by the BCSPCA pursuant to section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. An officer of the BCSPCA went to Camping’s premises and observed two…

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R v Nikkel and Ragnanan, 2013 MBQB 207 (CanLII) »

This is a joint appeal from summary convictions and sentences from the Provincial Court of Manitoba. Both appellants were jointly convicted of: 1) unlawfuly confining animals (32 dogs) to an enclosure with inadequate ventilation so as to significantly impair the…

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R v Ragnanan, 2014 MBCA 1 (CanLII) »

The applicant (Ragnanan) seeks leave to appeal the dismissal of her summary conviction appeal of convictions under The Animal Care Act. The convictions relate to the care and housing of dogs on property that she owned with the co-accused. The…

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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 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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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 Jolliffe, [2001] OJ No 6037 (ON Ct J) »

Both accused, Lee Jolliffe and Ralph Jolliffe, were charged with having custody or control of domestic animals and wilfully neglected or failed to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter or care for the said animals, contrary to Section 446(1)(c)…

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R. v. Harry Chapman and Ester Chapman, 2009 NBPC 28 »

In this case, the defendants, Ester and Harry Chapman, operated a dog kennel and were charged with “failing to provide adequate medical care to certain animals under their control”. Three Dachshund pups and one Maltese mix adult dog were seized by animal protection officers; the Dachshund pups…

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