R v Kwissa, 2018 BCPC 422

Ms. Kwissa was observed by an off duty Animal Control Officer being physically abusive towards a young pup named Oscar. Kwissa was seen slamming the dog on the cement as well as “hanging” the pup to the point of all four paws being lifted off the ground. During the incident Oscar could be heard crying out and vocalizing.

Oscar was examined by a veterinarian the day following the incident and it was discovered that he had a recently fractured tooth, possibly as a result of the abuse.

Ms. Kwissa entered a guilty plea to committing an offence under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.