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Cruelty charges approved against Vernon animal owner

December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009 Crown counsel has approved multiple charges of animal cruelty against a Vernon animal owner. Carla Christman is charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Criminal Code after BC SPCA constables acting on a search warrant seized 28 thin and emaciated horses languishing with untreated injuries on her property. Investigators also …

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Guide outfitter who abandoned horses pleads guilty to cruelty

December 7, 2009

Frank McKay, a lawyer, appeared in Prince George provincial court Friday to plead guilty under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to causing or permitting an animal to be in distress. In addition to paying restitution, McKay was also handed a $1,000-fine and a $150-victim surcharge, banned from owning animals in B.C. for two …

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Crown approves charge after chinchilla starved to death

November 26, 2009

A Victoria woman whose chinchilla starved to death, has been charged with animal cruelty.   Robyn Louise MacMillan has been charged under both the Criminal Code and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after two chinchillas and a cat were left without food and water for at least 17 days. One of the chinchillas …

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Brentwood Bay residents accused of starving, hanging, horse

November 14, 2009

Crown counsel has charged Brentwood Bay residents David Whiffin and Clayton Cunningham with animal cruelty after a 27-year-old Appaloosa gelding named Jalupae was starved to the point of emaciation and then hung to death.  The alleged incident took place on a waterfront acreage in Brentwood Bay. “It is so difficult to fathom why anyone would …

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Powell River resident pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

November 9, 2009

Powell River resident Bud Wilcocks pled guilty on Oct. 29 to charges of animal cruelty.  The charges were laid following a BC SPCA investigation on Feb. 3 in which the SPCA seized six lame, lice-infested and emaciated goats and three neglected ponies from a farm on Westview Avenue.  The property was also littered with animal …

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