Articles - animal cruelty

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Sentencing in Smalls Case

The investigation into David, Victoria and Jason Small for the neglect of horses in their care has ended in a jail sentence for the entire family.

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Smalls’ Animal Cruelty Case Nears Resolution

David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy Small, accused in a case of animal cruelty in Ontario, have decided to plead guilty and face sentencing next month.

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OSPCA to Phase Out Cruelty Investigations for Horses and Livestock

The OSPCA, which has investigated and prosecuted animal cruelty cases involving horses and livestock, will pull back from such operations in 2019.

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Take the New Animal Welfare Survey From Ontario Goverment

The Ontario Government has released a public survey and introduced a new temporary regulation in an effort to improve the animal welfare system.

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The OSPCA Will No Longer Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will not sign a new contract with the province after the current one expires the end of March.

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Have Your Say on Animal Cruelty Laws & Enforcement in Ontario

A new survey asks for the public's input on how animal cruelty investigations and humane law enforcement should be handled in Ontario.

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Three Guilty Pleas for Smalls

The Small family pled guilty to animal abuse and the court heard the agreed on statement of facts about the dead and starving horses in their care.

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New Ontario Animal Cruelty Investigations Report Released

Animal cruelty enforcement expert Kendra Coulter has released a new report: A More Humane and Safer Ontario: The Future of Animal Cruelty Investigations.

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Charges Laid in a Massive Alberta Animal Cruelty Case

Fifty-two horses and six dogs were removed from a property in Alberta. Patricia Lynn Moore and Ross Andrew have been charged with 27 related offences.

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Family Charged With Animal Cruelty Fails to Show Up for Court

David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy Small failed to appear in a Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, ON, on July 6, as each face animal cruelty charges.