R v Labonte, 2014 ABPC 153

Sentencing following a guilty plea. Accused was a 19-year-old employee of a dog daycare. He brutally beat a 5-month-old boxer named Apollo until he vomited blood. The dog had no lasting or permanent injuries. The event was caught on CCTV.

Given the severity of the offence and position of trust, accused sentenced to 60 days conditional sentence. An animal prohibition (except from the accused’s current cat) was decied but not included in these reasons.