R c P(S), 1996 CarswellNB 92

Fifteen-year-old boy pleaded guilty to charge of causing suffering or injury to a cat. Boy sentenced to six months secure custody and further eight months’ open custody consecutive for failing to comply with probation order. Boy also placed on 12 months’ probation. Boy had prior criminal record and history of drug abuse and satanic practices. Boy appealing sentence on ground disposition prohibited by statute. Appeal allowed. Six months’ secure custody for probation offence and six months open custody for charge of causing suffering to animal.