A husband and wife owned and operated what appears to be a “puppy mill” operation (unlicensed dog kennel). An SPCA officer investigated and found approximately 40 dogs living in unsanitary conditions, many were sick and were not being provided veterinary care. Later, SPCA attended again and seized 99 dogs. Some dogs were euthanized due to their poor conditions.
Out of the 8 counts charges, the Hieberts were convicted of 6, and acquitted of 2.
172 Man.R. (2d) 73 57 W.C.B. (2d) 242