R v Wabasca, 2014 ABPC 131341208P1

The accused entered a home uninvited with his friends. He assaulted the home owner, so her pet pit bull tries to defend her. The accused’s friends then attack the pit bull with a knife. The accused tells his friend to kill the pit bull, but the dog survives the attack. The accused does not touch the dog himself. These facts are admitted by the accused.

The accused has a prior criminal record for manslaughter.

Wabasca pleaded guilty on s.445.1 by aiding & abetting another to wound/injure/hurt an animal, as well as to unlawful entry and assault

There was a joint submission on sentence – three weeks’ incarceration for aiding and abetting to wound an animal (21 days) and 12 months’ probation following all three charges.