R v Fountain, [2013] BCJ No 1613 (BC Prov Ct) »

Mr. Fountain was charged with wilfully causing or, being the owner, wilfully permitting to be caused unnecessary pain or suffering or injury to an animal contrary to s. 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Additionally, Mr. Fountain was charged with, being…

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R v Marshall, [2013] OJ No 702 (ON Ct J) »

The accused, Steven Marshall was charged with eight counts of animal cruelty. It was alleged that Mr. Marshall caused unnecessary pain or suffering to two domestic cats contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. Two further offences are alleged…

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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 Karolev, [1992] YJ No 186 (YT Ct J) »

Mrs. Karolev, the accused, placed rubber bands around the testicles  of two of her neighbours’ dogs. In each case the testicles became swollen, gangrenous, and painful, and both dogs required veterinary surgery to have the testicles removed. The accused pleaded…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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R v Collier, [2003] OJ No 3743 (ON Ct J) »

This is the sentencing of Susan Collier, who pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty. She was charged with causing pain to a dog by refusing to obtain veterinary treatment for it. Animal control officers found Collier’s dog in…

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R v Racicot, [1998] OJ No 6443 (ON Ct J) »

This is the sentencing of Kitty Racicot, following a guilty plea for permitting unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to 29 dogs, and failing to provide suitable and adequate food, water and care for six dogs and eight turtles. After a…

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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…

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