Calgary, AB – March 5, 2014
On March 4, 2014 Joseph Michael HOGAN of Calgary was found guilty at trial and sentenced to a $5000 fine and a lifetime 3 animal limit. The charges stemmed from the April 2011 seizure of 34 Pit Bull dogs from HOGAN’s NE residence. Upon execution of a search warrant, Calgary Humane Society Peace Officers found the animals to be in distress as a result of inadequate space, water and lack of medical care.
“The duty of care is no different for one pet dog than it is for dozens of breeding stock. The Animal Protection Act outlines basic minimum requirements to keep animals from being in distress. In this case there was a history on non-compliance regarding deficiencies in water, space and medical care leading to the removal of dogs, charges and ultimately conviction.” says Brad Nichols, Manager, Cruelty Investigations “It is important for breeders to take note and provide adequate care to all of their animals.”