Florence Paialii

Florence Paialii Published on nzherald.co.nz on 20 July 2022 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/woman-banned-from-owning-dogs-for-five-years-blames-relationship-break-up-for-ill-treatment/3WWFIGO2DJGACWPCMZW3IK3VCU/ The discovery of a distressed and starving dog has resulted in a woman being banned from owning the animals for five years. Auckland woman Florence Paialii’s neighbour discovered Paialii’s dog Milo emaciated, with two large open wounds on its leg and unable to stand after …

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Janine Wallace

Janine Wallace Published on stuff.co.nz on 13 July 2022 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/129237271/auckland-puppy-breeders-sentenced-to-supervision-for-neglecting-dogs Auckland puppy breeders sentenced to supervision for neglecting dogs Two Auckland puppy breeders have been sentenced to supervision and community work after being found guilty of neglecting their dogs, narrowly escaping jail. The mother-daughter duo still deny any wrongdoing, claiming it was a conspiracy by the …

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Barbara Glover

Barbara Glover Published on stuff.co.nz on 13 July 2022 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/129237271/auckland-puppy-breeders-sentenced-to-supervision-for-neglecting-dogs Auckland puppy breeders sentenced to supervision for neglecting dogs Two Auckland puppy breeders have been sentenced to supervision and community work after being found guilty of neglecting their dogs, narrowly escaping jail. The mother-daughter duo still deny any wrongdoing, claiming it was a conspiracy by the …

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Weera Nuanchaidee

Published on newshub.co.nz on 8 July 2022 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/07/owner-of-maggot-infested-dog-sentenced-to-200-hours-of-community-service.html Weera Nuanchaidee An Auckland man has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and prohibited from owning a dog for three years after letting his dog suffer from a maggot-infested wound that eventually led to the animal’s death. On Wednesday, Weera Nuanchaidee was sentenced in the …

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Rufus Mohi Watene

Rufus Mohi Watene Published on newshub.co.nz on 23 June 2022 lhttps://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/06/hastings-farmer-fined-banned-from-owning-livestock-for-five-years-for-failing-to-provide-food-for-26-cattle.html Rufus Mohi Watene Hastings farmer fined, banned from owning livestock for five years for failing to provide food for 26 cattle A 54-year-old Hastings man is banned from owning livestock for five years and slapped with a $7800 fine after he failed to provide …

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Simeon Jackson

Simeon Jackson Published on nzherald.co.nz on 11 May 2022 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/wellington-man-who-killed-toy-poodle-sentenced/HZZQU6JLY6FJOOZQUI6S7GRIDY/ A man who killed his partner’s miniature poodle by whacking its head against the floor said the traumatic death was an “accident”. The attack left the small dog with skull fractures, spinal damage and fractured ribs and would have caused it “severe and acute suffering …

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Clayton Tamakehu

Clayton Tamakehu Published on stuff.co.nz on 4 May 2022 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/128541800/man-sentenced-to-24-months-jail-after-violently-killing-cat-at-backpackers GRAPHIC WARNING: A man has been sentenced to 24 months in prison after violently killing a cat at a Dunedin backpackers. Clayton Tamakehu, 35, appeared in the Dunedin District Court for sentencing before Judge Emma Smith on Wednesday. His charges included assault with intent to injure …

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Janine Wallace

Janine Wallace Published on nzherald.co.nz 4 April 2022 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/pokeno-dog-breeder-animal-welfare-trial-volkerson-kennels-owner-barbara-glover-daughter-guilty/ZOGTHU5WSFDO7DLQ7B5W44RPQI/ Pōkeno dog breeder animal-welfare trial: Volkerson Kennels owner Barbara Glover, daughter guilty A woman who was previously considered one of New Zealand’s top dog breeders – before a large-scale SPCA raid on her Pōkeno “puppy farm” that landed her on the organisation’s “list of shame” – …

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Barbara Glover

Barbara Glover Published on nzherald.co.nz 4 April 2022 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/pokeno-dog-breeder-animal-welfare-trial-volkerson-kennels-owner-barbara-glover-daughter-guilty/ZOGTHU5WSFDO7DLQ7B5W44RPQI/ Pōkeno dog breeder animal-welfare trial: Volkerson Kennels owner Barbara Glover, daughter guilty A woman who was previously considered one of New Zealand’s top dog breeders – before a large-scale SPCA raid on her Pōkeno “puppy farm” that landed her on the organisation’s “list of shame” – …

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Warren Michael George Koberstein

Warren Michael George Koberstein Published on www.1news.co.nz on 4 March 2022 https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/03/04/farmer-fined-after-8-sheep-dead-100-not-treated-for-flystrike/ Warren Michael George Koberstein was sentenced at Tokoroa District Court this week following a Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) investigation and prosecution. The 72-year-old Mangakino farmer was convicted for failing to treat about 100 sheep with flystrike, and for the reckless ill treatment …

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Michael William Goodwin

Published on nzherald.co.nz on 21 Feb 2022 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/dargaville-farmer-banned-from-owning-cattle-and-sheep-for-10-years Dargaville farmer banned from owning cattle and sheep for 10 years A Dargaville farmer who failed to adequately feed cattle, treat animals for worms and tend to ill and injured cattle, has been banned from owning or managing animals for a decade. Michael William Goodwin, 75, a …

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Jarod Benbow

Jarod Benbow Published on 24/01/2022 on www.newshub.co.nz https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2022/01/man-charged-after-trapping-wild-pig-under-vehicle-stabbing-it-multiple-times.html A video posted on social media showing a man trapping a wild pig under a four-wheel-drive vehicle has resulted in a fine for the perpetrator. Jarod Benbow ran down the wild pig and stabbed it multiple times while it was trapped under the vehicle. Benbow pleaded guilty …

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Bernard Harry Jacks Dunlop

Bernard Harry Jacks Dunlop Published on stuff.co.nz 19/11/2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300458321/man-who-had-127-dairy-cows-with-broken-tails-in-his-herd-swears-off-farming A man who broke dozens of cow tails has sworn off farming, but may yet be subject to more criminal proceedings thanks to his ill-treatment of animals. Bernard Harry Jacks Dunlop should not find it hard to keep his promise, as he was banned by Judge …

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Kiri Matenga

Published on 1news.co.nz on 18 November 2021 https://www.1news.co.nz/2021/11/18/auckland-woman-gets-community-detention-for-severe-neglect-of-horses/ Kiri Matenga An Auckland woman has been prosecuted by SPCA for neglecting two horses so severely that one of them had to be euthanised to prevent it from suffering further. Kiri Matenga was sentenced at Manukau District Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of …

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Anthony Green

Anthony Green Published on www.stuff.co.nz 11/10/2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/126648560/bulls-left-in-severe-pain-after-pairs-diy-castrations-in-a-car-park Two men have been fined after their botched attempt to castrate two bulls with cable ties and rubber bands in a service station car park. John Thompson and Anthony Green have been ordered to pay over $4000 each after their attempt left the two animals in severe pain, …

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John Thompson

John Thompson Published on www.stuff.co.nz 11/10/2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/126648560/bulls-left-in-severe-pain-after-pairs-diy-castrations-in-a-car-park Two men have been fined after their botched attempt to castrate two bulls with cable ties and rubber bands in a service station car park. John Thompson and Anthony Green have been ordered to pay over $4000 each after their attempt left the two animals in severe pain, …

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HELEN MARGARET PEART

Published on www.districtscourt.govt.nz 12/07/2019 As this is copied directly from the court document, I apologise if it is hard to read. HELEN MARGARET PEART EDITORIAL NOTE: CHANGES MADE TO THIS JUDGMENT APPEAR IN [SQUARE BRACKETS].WHANGAREI SPCA v HELEN MARGARET PEART [2018] NZDC 14948 [20 July 2018] IN THE DISTRICT COURTAT WHANGAREICRI-2017-088-001940[2018] NZDC 14948 WHANGAREI SPCAProsecutorvHELEN …

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Todd Nicol

Published in www.districtcourts.govt.nz  31/07/2016 Click to access 2016-NZDC-3937-R-v-Todd-Nicol.pdf   Apologies for the layout, this is difficult to read as it is copied directly from the Judge’s report.     Todd Nicol   SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS v TODD NICOL [2016] NZDC 3937[9 March 2016]IN THE DISTRICT COURTAT PALMERSTON NORTHCRI-2015-054-003421[2016] NZDC 3937SOCIETY …

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Nigel George Rowan

Nigel GeorgeRowan Published on sunlive.co.nz 26/09/2021 https://sunlive.co.nz/news/277615-farmer-fined-9000-and-restricted-from-owning-cows.html A farmer who underfed nearly 300 cows and heifers has been fined $9,000, ordered to pay vet costs of $1,763 and faces permanent restrictions on the number of animals he can own. Nigel George Rowan, 74, pleaded guilty to three charges under the Animal Welfare Act at the …

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Russell Murray Berghuis

Russell Murray Berghuis Published on scoop.co.nz on 26/07/2021 https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2107/S00461/lifestyle-block-owner-fined-6709-for-starving-cattle.htm Press Release: Ministry For Primary Industries A lifestyle block owner has been fined $6,000 and ordered to pay $700 in veterinarian costs for starving five cattle, and for failing to adequately treat and prevent parasites in two calves. Russell Murray Berghuis, 65, was found guilty of five …

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Joseph Michael McDonald & Agricola Enterprises Limited

Joseph Michael McDonald & Agricola Enterprises Limited Published on nzherald.co.nz 18/09/2018 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/waikato-dairy-farmer-company-fined-after-cows-suffer-tail-breaks/SILJ53AMVWANC32EFDTPIJH2MY/ A Waikato dairy farming operation and its company director have been fined $8000 after it was found 119 of its cows suffered tail injuries or breaks. Agricola Enterprises Ltd and one of its directors, Joseph Michael McDonald, were found guilty at trial in …

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Pieter Nicholaas Smit

Pieter Nicholaas Smit Published on stuff.co.nz on 28/06/2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/300344153/farmer-fined-for-unlawfully-amputating-cows-teats-in-waiuku A dairy farmer has been fined $3250 for unlawfully amputating the teats of seven cows. Pieter Nicholaas Smit, 60, has been sentenced at the Morrinsville District Court after he pleaded guilty to an animal welfare charge. The case involved seven cows over five years and was …

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Vernon Gledstone-Brown

Vernon Gledstone-Brown Published on voxy.co.nz on 21 June 2021 http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/5/389013 A farmer has been fined $8,250 for keeping injured sheep alive when they should have been euthanised and failing to treat sheep suffering flystrike. Vernon Gledstone-Brown (73) received the sentence at the Palmerston North District Court on Friday, having earlier pleaded guilty to four charges …

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Rodney Grant Nicol

Rodney Grant Nicol Published on stuff.co.nz 03/04/2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/125340503/tokoroa-farmer-fined-17500-after-neglect-leaves-11-cattle-dead A Tokoroa dairy farmer whose neglect of young cattle led to 11 deaths has been fined $17,500 and warned he could be disqualified from farming if he appears on animal welfare charges again. Rodney Grant Nicol​, 61, was sentenced in the Tokoroa District Court on Thursday, after earlier pleading …

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Alicia Victoria Keppel

Alicia Victoria Keppel Published on www.newshub.co.nz on 31/05/2021 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2021/05/hamilton-farmer-disqualified-from-owning-horses-after-letting-animal-starve-to-death.html A Hamilton woman has been disqualified from owning horses for a year after she let a horse of hers starve to death. Alicia Victoria Keppel, 53, was also sentenced to 100 hours’ community work for the incident and ordered to pay vet fees of $498 in …

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Magnus Valdinar Karlsson

Published in stuff.co.nz 11/05/2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/125094643/timaru-man-sentenced-on-animal-cruelty-charges A Timaru man has been ordered to pay $5400 after admitting one charge of ill-treatment of an animal and one charge of reckless ill-treatment of an animal after animal welfare officers found a severely emaciated cow and a pig on his property in such poor condition they had to be …

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Ronald Ward

Ronald Ward REPEAT OFFENDER Published in stuff.co.nz 18/03/2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300255386/repeat-animal-neglecter-ronald-ward-sentenced-for-illtreatment-of-dogs A man allowed to have pets despite having a record of animal neglect is now banned from owning any creatures for a decade. Ronald Ward​ was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court to five months’ community detention and six months’ supervision for neglecting the animals, …

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Anthony Brolly

Anthony Brolly Published on nzherald.co.nz 08/03/2021 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/tirau-farmer-fined-12000-for-neglecting-calves/LA5WSUZ6I732BRYAFVP32ZLKVQ/ Anthony Brolly, 34, has been sentenced in Taupō District Court on seven charges in a case brought by the Ministry for Primary Industries. He was fined $12,000 and ordered to pay $5292 vet costs. Brolly failed to feed, adequately treat and prevent parasites in 245 calves, and ill-treated …

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Alastair Robert Kane Hughes

Alastair Robert Kane Hughes Published on stuff.co.nz 18/02/2021 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2021/02/waikato-farmer-fined-3500-for-starving-cattle.html A Waikato farmer has been fined $3500 after giving his cattle only half the feed they needed each day. Alastair Robert Kane Hughes appeared in Morrinsville District Court this week to be sentenced on two animal welfare charges brought by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). …

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Tania Harrison

Tania Harrison Published on rnz.co.nz 11/02/2021 https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/436198/woman-banned-from-ownership-after-horse-left-starving-for-4-weeks The SPCA is condemning a Wellington woman who tied her horse to a tree and starved him for up to four weeks. Tania Harrison has been sentenced in the Hutt Valley District Court, charged with reckless ill-treatment of an animal. She has been ordered to pay $287 in …

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Donald Charles Pelvin

Published on www.stuff.co.nz 10/02/2021 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/124203541/south-canterbury-lifestyle-farmer-fined-17500-for-starving-and-illtreating-sheep A South Canterbury lifestyle farmer has been fined $17,500 for the reckless ill-treatment of his sheep, failing to provide them with proper feed, and not treating them for parasites. Donald Charles Pelvin, 67, was sentenced in Christchurch District Court on Wednesday on three animal welfare charges brought by the Ministry …

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Lane Rodney Wiggins

Lane Rodney Wiggins Published on ruralnewsgroup.co.nz on 16 December 2020 https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/dairy-news/dairy-general-news/dairy-farmer-fined-40-000-for-animal-cruelty A Taranaki dairy farmer has been fined $40,000 and put under two years supervision for breaking the tails of 136 cows and docking the tails of 26 cows. Lane Rodney Wiggins, 53, had earlier pleaded guilty to two charges under the Animal Welfare Act …

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Derek Robinson

Published on rnz.co.nz  11/11/2020 https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018772381/northland-farmer-guilty-of-mistreating-animals-at-rodeo Derek Robinson ________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE 22/01/2021 Derek Robinson, 75, a successful Matakohe dairy and cattle farmer, was fined $850 plus $130 court costs – a total of $1960 – for each of the two offences of ill-treating animals at rodeo events. _________________________________________________________________________ Original post A Northland farmer has been found guilty …

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Carlo De Regla

Carlo De Regla Carlo De Regla Published in NZ Herald 28/10/2020 http://warrick-nzherald.devcf.apnnz.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12377184 A Christchurch man who docked the tails of six Jack Russell cross puppies has been prosecuted by the SPCA. He was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court today to pay a fine of $900 to the SPCA, pay $150 towards legal costs and …

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Christopher John Tredinnick

Christopher John Tredinnick Published on stuff.co.nz 23/10/2020 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/123197510/shearer-jailed-after-beating-lamb-to-death-over-broken-pair-of-shears WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A shearing contractor has been jailed for beating a lamb to death out of frustration over a broken pair of shears. Christopher John Tredinnick repeatedly struck the animal, fracturing first its eye socket and then its skull during the incident at a North Canterbury farm …

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Brett Goulding

Brett Goulding Published on scoop.co.nz 20/10/2020 https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2010/S00397/owner-of-cat-with-untreated-dental-disease-prosecuted-by-spca.htm Failing to seek veterinary help for his cat’s severe dental issues has seen a North Shore man prosecuted by SPCA. Brett Goulding was yesterday sentenced in the Auckland District Court to 100 hours’ community work, ordered to pay reparations of $365.62 and disqualified from owning animals for 5 …

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Gary Kester Mathers

Published 15/10/2020 on stuff.co.nz https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/123077201/waih-dairy-farmers-sentenced-on-animal-welfare-charges Gary Kester Mathers A Waihī dairy farming couple have been fined over $7500 for serious animal welfare charges. Gary Kester Mathers, 68, and Margaret Helen Mathers, 67, earlier pleaded guilty to seven charges which included failing to provide dairy cows with both proper and sufficient food, ill-treatment of cows and …

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Donald Glen MacDonald

Donald MacDonald Published on www.scoop.co.nz 17/08/2020 https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2009/S00330/spca-prosecutes-otago-man-for-drowning-eight-cats.htm SPCA Prosecutes Otago Man For Drowning Eight Cats Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:33 amPress Release: SPCA   The disturbing practice of killing animals by drowning is in the spotlight again with Dunedin man Donald MacDonald sentenced yesterday to a fine of $2,000, and reparations and costs of $610 for …

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Lindsay Fraser

Lindsay Fraser Published on NZ Herald 3/9/2020 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12361849 A Masterton woman has been banned from owning stock for a decade after horses were left with untreated maggot-infested wounds and other parasite-infested animals were so thin they were barely more than skin and bones. In one of the worst cases of animal cruelty and neglect ever …

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Murray Johnson

Murray Johnson Published on stuff.co.nz 02/09/2020 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/122645593/christchurch-man-captured-on-video-beating-dog-with-wooden-plank A Christchurch man was captured on video beating his dog with a wooden plank so violently the animal suffered internal injuries. Murray Johnson on Wednesday pleaded guilty in the Christchurch District Court to breaching the Animal Welfare Act. He was sentenced to 150 hours of community work, ordered …

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John Hemara

John Hemara Published 28/08/2020 on www.scoop.co.nz https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2008/S00610/spca-prosecutes-man-for-failing-to-feed-and-care-for-his-dog.htm A Waikato man has been prosecuted by SPCA for failing to feed and care for his dog, resulting in her becoming emaciated and near death. John Hemara, who had earlier entered a guilty plea, was today sentenced to 80 hours’ community work, ordered to pay to SPCA a $400 …

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Yvette Doorey

Yvette Doorey Published on www.scoop.co.nz 10/07/2020 https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2007/S00220/spca-prosecutes-woman-after-neglecting-her-goat.htm SPCA Prosecutes Woman After Neglecting Her Goat Friday, 10 July 2020, 10:07 amPress Release: SPCA A Manawatu woman has been prosecuted by SPCA after neglecting her goat, causing the animal to live the last weeks of her life in severe distress. Yvette Doorey was sentenced at the Palmerston North …

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Melissa McIntyre

Melissa McIntyre Published on stuff.co.nz 02/07/2020 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/122012143/auckland-woman-prosecuted-after-sick-dog-found-emaciated-covered-in-fleas?fbclid=IwAR3jrmHBfWca20dVW6c16ODmjmNEm4t4AMCzZcogOB-GHHZR1j-9VM8k4DI (warning: the above link has a photo of Bella which some people may find disturbing) Auckland woman prosecuted after sick dog found emaciated, covered in fleas A pet dog with an untreated respiratory infection had to be put down after being found emaciated, covered in fleas and too …

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Geoffrey Clark

Geoffrey Clark Published on scoop.co.nz 24/06/2020 https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2006/S00539/spca-prosecutes-man-for-docking-puppies-tails.htm A Christchurch man has been prosecuted by SPCA after docking the tails of two boxer puppies. Geoffrey Clark was sentenced at the Christchurch District Court yesterday to two charges of docking the dogs’ tails. He was sentenced to a fine of $400 and ordered to pay legal costs …

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James Kereopa

James Kereopa Published on scoop.co.nz 22/06/2020 https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK2006/S00499/spca-prosecutes-man-for-breaching-an-order-disqualifying-him-from-owning-dogs.htm SPCA Prosecutes Man For Breaching An Order Disqualifying Him From Owning Dogs Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:20 pmPress Release: SPCA SPCA has charged a Christchurch man who was found in possession of a dog after being disqualified from owning them after a previous ruling. James Kereopa pled not guilty …

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Tony Kuriger

Tony Kuriger Published on stuff.co.nz 12 June 2016 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/300033115/national-mps-son-tony-kuriger-sentenced-for-illtreatment-of-dairy-cows The son of National MP Barbara Kuriger​, who is also an award-winning sharemilker, has failed to be discharged without conviction for the ill-treatment of dozens of cows. But his lawyer says nothing would have gone wrong if the farm owners had kept their end of the …

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Reginald Ozanne

Reginald Ozanne Published on stuff.co.nz June 5 2020 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/121620564/ugly-dark-act-miniature-horse-stabber-reg-ozanne-jailed-in-dunedin GRAPHIC WARNING: The man who stabbed a miniature horse 41 times in Otago has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Reginald Ozanne, 50, appeared for sentencing before Judge Michael Crosbie in the Dunedin District Court on Friday. As well as the jail sentence, Judge Crosbie also forbade Ozanne …

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Taufia Aleluia

Taufia Aleluia Published on tvnz.co.nz 06/05/2020 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/tauranga-man-sentenced-malnourished-puppies-including-one-had-euthanised A Tauranga man has been sentenced to four months and two weeks of community detention, having failed to care for his seven puppies.   Taufia Aleluia was sentenced this week in the Tauranga District Court, found to have neglected his seven puppies’ physical health and behavioural needs, as …

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Kura Munro

Kura Munro Published on www.nzherald.co.nz on 05/03/2020 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12313877 Hawkes Bay Today By: Christian Fuller A Hawke’s Bay woman is banned from owning dogs for five years after she starved a pet to death in a case the SPCA says is “beyond comprehension”. Kura Munro, 37, was found guilty after a one-day trial of failing to provide her …

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Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall Published on tvnz.co.nz 20/02/2020 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/southland-woman-prosecuted-painful-outdated-practice-docking-puppies-tails A Southland woman has been prosecuted by the SPCA after she docked the tails of eight Rottweiler puppies using docking bands. A Southland woman has been prosecuted by SPCA after she docked the tails of eight Rottweiler puppies using docking bands. Taylor Hall pleaded guilty to eight charges …

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Cian Irwin

Cian Irwin Published on www.tvnz.co.nz on 18/02/2002 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/christchurch-man-sentenced-after-kicking-partners-dog-death Warning: This article contains graphic details and images (images have been removed) that may disturb some people. Cian Irwin was prosecuted by the SPCA, pleading guilty to recklessly ill-treating the two-year-old Staffordshire terrier cross named Kiomi. “It’s unbelievable that a person would treat an animal this way,” …

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Trevor James Baillie

Listed on www.newshub.co.nz on 4/12/2019 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/12/kaik-ura-man-trevor-baillie-sentenced-for-brutal-red-billed-gulls-killing.html?fbclid=IwAR0zu1UecSkGLJEVQBsyJ0Ud7-ZzG6edHcfOjpGSjxGBkbFQf6_jGUDvlI4 Warning: This article contains details that may disturb some people. A Kaikōura man has been sentenced to community detention and been slapped with a curfew for killing nine red-billed gulls. Trevor Baillie, 65, earlier admitted a charge of hunting or killing protected wildlife. ‘Biodiversity crisis’: NZ has highest rate …

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Chery Wood

Published on stuff.co.nz 26/11/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/117727295/dairy-farmer-jailed-after-longterm-neglect-results-in-mass-deaths-of-cattle A dairy farmer’s slide into depression played a part in dozens of cows being left to die in paddocks and sheds on his property, while his wife failed to do enough to fix the problems she saw. Ōpiki farmer Malcolm Wood gave his wife Cheryl a kiss before he was led …

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Malcolm Wood

Published on stuff.co.nz 26/11/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/117727295/dairy-farmer-jailed-after-longterm-neglect-results-in-mass-deaths-of-cattle A dairy farmer’s slide into depression played a part in dozens of cows being left to die in paddocks and sheds on his property, while his wife failed to do enough to fix the problems she saw. Ōpiki farmer Malcolm Wood gave his wife Cheryl a kiss before he was led …

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Lisa Corfield

Lisa Corfield Published on stuff.co.nz 6/11/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/racing/117206318/race-horse-owner-and-trainer-lisa-corfield-convicted-after-neglecting-starving-horsess A former jockey has been disqualified from owning horses for 10 years after neglecting some so much they had to be euthanised or died in SPCA care. Lisa Corfield, 47, who first came to the attention of SPCA inspectors more than six years ago, failed to appropriately look after, nourish …

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Kenneth Cooper-Campbell

Published on stuff.co.nz 5/11/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/117170833/southland-farm-worker-guilty-of-breaking-tails-fined A Judge said breaking cow tails could effect New Zealand’s animal welfare reputation, after he fined a farm worker in court on Tuesday. Farm worker Kenneth Cooper-Campbell, 25, of Tokanui, admitted having ill-treated animals by manipulating their tails while he worked on a Southland farm in 2018. A judge alone trial before Judge Russell Collins …

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Pu Cheng Loong

Published on tvnz.co.nz 29/10/2019 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/lower-hutt-couple-charged-after-failing-get-vet-care-dogs-maggot-infested-wound The SPCA has charged a Lower Hutt couple who failed to seek veterinary treatment for their dog after its wounded back foot was found crawling with maggots. The animal’s owners, Pu Cheng Loong and Shu Zheng Loong have been disqualified from owning animals for five years, ordered to pay a …

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Micha Brotherston

Published on www.stuff.co.nz 25/10/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/116926153/auckland-man-who-slit-throat-of-flatmates-puppy-sent-to-prison A man who slit the throat of his flatmate’s puppy has been sentenced to more than two years in jail – the longest sentence ever given in an SPCA prosecution.  Micha Brotherston, from Auckland, was sentenced at the North Shore District Court on Friday.  On top of 26 months’ jail time, he …

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Wilem Barend

First published on stuff.co.nz October 4 2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/116327107/southland-farmers-fined-after-more-than-100-cows-suffer-broken-tails An Invercargill farming operation and a contract milker it employed have been fined almost $10,000 after more than 100 cows in their care suffered broken tails. Green Grass Farms Limited and Wilem Barend Wouters were sentenced when they appeared in the Invercargill District Court  on Thursday after …

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Green Grass Farms Limited

First published on stuff.co.nz October 4 2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/116327107/southland-farmers-fined-after-more-than-100-cows-suffer-broken-tails An Invercargill farming operation and a contract milker it employed have been fined almost $10,000 after more than 100 cows in their care suffered broken tails. Green Grass Farms Limited and Wilem Barend Wouters were sentenced when they appeared in the Invercargill District Court  on Thursday after …

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Michael Morehu

First published on stuff.co.nz on 2/10/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116270901/spca-prosecutes-man-for-unfathomable-neglect-of-dog-with-cancer?fbclid=IwAR1TLR_Ysqy80DNcg7sKQfpUAtaa6XKFGdG_WT2C8TFK9-cL7YxYHsleRAw   A dog with cancer left untreated for three years was too sick to save, the SPCA says.     In 2018 Zeus, a male husky crossbreed, was found roaming around by an Animal Control Officer who called the SPCA – Zeus had significant facial disfigurements and was very thin.  The …

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Sean Landy

Published on tvnz.co.nz on 26/09/2019 tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dad-prosecuted-beating-dog-bat-leaving-its-eye-bloody-pulp-after-child-attacked Dad prosecuted for beating dog with bat, leaving its eye a ‘bloody pulp’, after child attacked After a seven-year-old girl was rushed to hospital upon being bitten by a dog badly enough that she needed surgery, her dad took a baseball bat and hit the dog multiple times – …

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E Z Step Ltd trading as Petstop

Published on www.spca.co.nz 18/09/2019 https://www.spca.nz/news-and-events/news-article/spcaprosecutespetstop?fbclid=IwAR3G_Z0g8uVJBw9ON52t7nU1FxrrGrBVU8NWK_u1lL9IyYHchynZSaFTzkA   A pet store business, E Z Step Ltd trading as Petstop, has been prosecuted by SPCA for improper care of a kitten, a water dragon, and two geckos in its stores. The business pled guilty and was convicted yesterday to four charges under the Animal Welfare Act. They were …

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Jordayne Beaumont-Brown

Published on www.stuff.co.nz 30/08/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/115417811/man-used-skin-stapler-on-dogs-wounds-left-other-dog-with-puncture-down-to-bone   GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION WARNING A man who stapled shut deep wounds on his dog sustained during pig hunting has been sentenced to a short jail term. Jordayne Beaumont-Brown appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday for sentencing after earlier pleading guilty to two charges relating to incidents in 2017. …

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David James Keith Stanton

Published on stuff.co.nz 30/08/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/115390380/geraldine-farmer-convicted-and-discharged-ordered-to-pay-12000-worth-of-court-costs-for-animal-neglect A Geraldine farmer has been ordered to pay the Ministry for Primary Industries $12,000 in court costs after being convicted of ill treatment of a bull. David James Keith Stanton, 58, was convicted and discharged on a liability charge of ill treatment of an animal when he appeared before Judge Joanna …

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Warren Ian Harlow

A Northland farmer has been fined more than $5000 after animal welfare inspectors found eight dead bulls on his property. The inspectors also found most of Warren Ian Harlow’s 300 bulls were in poor condition during a visit to his Moerewa, Northland property, according to a March decision in Kaikohe District Court.  In the sentencing notes, Judge Deidre Orchard said …

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Daniel James McGaffin

Daniel James McGaffin Published on stuff.co.nz 29/07/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/114539288/cat-put-down-after-teen-swung-neighbours-pet-around-by-its-tail WARNING – CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS A Waikato teenager who swung a cat around and around by its tail left the animal so badly injured it had to be put down. Daniel James McGaffin, 18, was jailed for 22 months when he appeared in the Hamilton District Court this …

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Debbie Barker

Debbie Barker Published on tvnz.co.nz 22/07/2019 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/sanctuary-operator-sentenced-neglect-toppa-pony-good-intentions-not-enough An Auckland woman has been sentenced to community detention after neglecting a pony, causing what the SPCA calls unnecessary pain and distress. The pony, named Toppa, was eventually put down.  Debbie Barker pleaded guilty in the Waitākere District Court to one charge of ill-treatment of a pony. On …

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Kenneth Charles Wood

Published on stuff.co.nz 15/7/19 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/114250382/northland-farmer-banned-from-owning-cattle-and-fined-5000-over-animal-cruelty A Northland farmer has been banned from owning cows for two years after being found guilty of a range of animal welfare offences. Kenneth Charles Wood, 62, was sentenced at Whangarei District Court last week and fined $5000. Wood was prosecuted by the Ministry for Primary Industries after it received a complaint about …

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Michael Booth

Published on tvnz.co.nz 25/06/2019 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/immeasurable-suffering-palmerston-north-man-fined-10-000-neglecting-pony A Palmerston North man has been fined $10,000 for failing to provide appropriate care and health interventions for his pony which ended up being euthanised. Michael Booth pled guilty in the Palmerston North District Court to one charge of recklessly ill-treating a pony, causing it to suffer unreasonable and unnecessary …

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Tereariki Moses

Published on newshub.co.nz 13/06/2019 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/06/dunedin-man-sentenced-for-beating-cat-to-death.html?fbclid=IwAR3aLw8BWXlU7T4op1PIOFXThwm7N4GcuKoDeE9UtlDI64qVZ_wMVLTNGNI A second conviction is also below A Dunedin man has been sentenced after admitting he beat a cat with a piece of wood until it died. Tereariki Moses pleaded guilty on Thursday in the Dunedin District Court to the ill-treatment of the cat in October, the Otago Daily Times reports. He received …

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Graham Witty

Published on tvnz.co.nz 30/05/2019 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/christchurch-man-fined-using-prohibited-trap-catch-animals-eating-his-plants A Canterbury man has been fined for using a prohibited trap for the purpose of capturing an animal. Following a one-day trial yesterday at Christchurch District Court, Graham Witty was convicted and ordered to pay $500 towards SPCA costs and ordered to come up for sentence if called upon for …

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William Brown

Published on stuff.co.nz 22/05/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/112905838/huntly-man-banned-for-life-from-owning-animals-after-botched-tail-dock   A Huntly man has been banned for life from owning animals after his attempt to dock the tail of a doberman puppy left it in severe pain with bone and muscle exposed. William Brown pleaded guilty to performing a significant surgical procedure on an animal and failing to ensure that the …

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Trudi Jan Hewett

Published on nzherald.co.nz 08/05/2019 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12229012&fbclid=IwAR3AzVxjjHMCUuAyL2ffCSgd3yQ0ISn22ac5AeeJ9NFb42ukaDR58FuNPi8 The owner of a West Auckland doggy daycare has been disqualified from working with animals for five years after a much-loved pet died at her facility and led to the first SPCA prosecution of its kind. Wilson, a 17-month-old huntaway-doberman cross, was found dead with several bite wounds at Valley Dog Daycare …

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Jennifer King

Published on stuff.co.nz on 15/05/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/112745638/woman-fined-500-for-docking-rottweiler-puppies-with-bands?cid=facebook.post&fbclid=IwAR2hea0zCoinCha_QR8Ji-AmFy27rFBwsNTJnXQO_klmi4nXQaW4lP0eCFE A Waihī woman who was breeding Rottweilers for sale is the first to be fined under new rules preventing the docking of tales. Jennifer King pleaded guilty to docking the tail of a dog and was sentenced at Waihī District Court on Monday, an SPCA statement said. She must pay …

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George Waller

George Waller Published on stuff.co.nz 09/05/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/112605642/driver-fined-for-running-down-protected-seagulls-on-kaikoura-beach A Christchurch man must pay $4570 after he accelerated his ute through a flock of seagulls, killing three birds. George Waller, 27, admitted the charge of killing protected wildlife when he appeared before Judge John Macdonald in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday. He had earlier pleaded guilty to a …

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William “Bill” Chase

Published on www.stuff.co.nz on 07/05/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/112514794/taihape-farmer-banned-from-owning-animals-after-sheep-deaths A Taihape farmer is banned from owning or managing farm animals for five years, after allowing dozens of ewes to die. Animal welfare officers were greeted with a grisly sight when they went to William “Bill” Chase’s farm. Thirty ewes were decomposing, while 22 had to be euthanised, and …

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Petelo Iosefa-Tamalii

Published on www.tvnz.co.nz on 3 May 2019 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/spca-prosecutes-auckland-man-left-dog-badly-infected-eye An Auckland man has been sentenced after he left a dog in significant pain for several months with a badly infected eye. Petelo Iosefa-Tamalii was charged with failing to ensure that an animal that is ill or injured received treatment and was sentenced to 100 hours community services …

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Yuhua Yeh

YUHUA YEH Published on tvnz.co.nz on 8/4/19 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-woman-banned-owning-animals-five-years-after-failing-treat-elderly-cats-bloody-eye-tumour The SPCA has prosecuted an Auckland woman who failed to provide any treatment for her elderly cat’s bloody eye tumour. In a statement released today the SPCA says Yuhua Yeh was charged in the North Shore District Court with wilful ill treatment of an animal, relating to …

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Murray John Illing

Murray John Illing Published on odt.co.nz 2903/2019 https://www.odt.co.nz/rural-life/rural-people/rodeo-enthusiast-fined-over-cow-abuse-case An Otago rodeo enthusiast and farmer of 35 years has been ordered to pay more than $4500 over his role in a cow-abuse case. Murray John Illing (52) has appeared in the Otago Daily Times several times in the last decade, pictured on horseback, roping cattle. Yesterday …

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Dimitrie Apanui

Published on www.newshub.co.nz on 27/03/2019 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/03/whakatane-man-sentenced-for-beating-puppy.html Dimitrie Apanui  pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Whakatāne District Court to the ill-treatment of puppy King in 2018.  He was sentenced to 240 hours community service and disqualified from owning animals for three years. CCTV footage showed Apanui beating the puppy with a “small object” at least six times, …

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Jaedan Joseph Wells

Jaedan Joseph Wells Published on nzherald.co.nz 23/03/2019 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12215205 A sharemilker has been banned from owning animals for four years after officials discovered dairy cows under his care on a Northland farm had burst udders from untreated mastitis, and severely lame cows and a calf. There were also 65 cows with broken tails. A beardie-cross dog …

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Serrin MacPherson

Posted on stuff.co.nz 5/3/2019 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/111016045/man-jailed-for-inflicting-brutal-injury-to-his-dog-then-letting-it-suffer?cid=facebook.post&fbclid=IwAR1SIweMel9Id8yWm34kscdwTYWDi2r3-M5P5y2u3T_roTNa-TflQrYsCpE A man who violently attacked his dog, smashing one of its leg in several places, has been jailed for 12 months. Serrin MacPherson, 29, was sentenced in the Wairoa District Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to wilfully ill-treating his dog Rocka, then failing to get it treated. Rocka was one …

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Louis Delves

Published on www.newshub.co.nz on 24/01/2019 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/01/tauranga-man-sentenced-for-horrific-neglect-of-two-dogs.html A Tauranga man has been sent to prison after he subjected his two dogs to horrific neglect. Louis Delves pleaded guilty to four charges under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 relating to failing to ensure the physical, health and behavioural needs of his two dogs. He was sentenced to …

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Iris Riki

Published on TVNZ.co.nz 6/11/2018 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/whangarei-woman-guilty-neglecting-dog-sick-emaciated-and-in-pain   Whangarei woman guilty of neglecting dog that was sick, emaciated and in pain A Whangarei woman has been prosecuted by the SPCA after her dog Goliath was found emaciated, with protruding ribs, vertebrae, pelvis bones and a loss of muscle mass while in her care. A statement released by …

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Logan Bragg – warning contains photos showing injuries

Logan Bragg Published on newshub.co.nz on 24/09/2018 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/09/tauranga-man-sentenced-for-shooting-neighbour-s-dog-in-the-rear.html   The dog had several small wounds consistent with bullet holes. Photo credit: SPCA A Tauranga man has been sentenced for shooting his neighbour’s elderly dog in the rear end with a shotgun. Logan Bragg appeared in the Tauranga District Court on Friday and was ordered to …

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Alan Martyn Cleaver

Published on stuff.co.nz 20/09/2018 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/107225744/petfood-firm-owner-sentenced-on-animal-abuse-charges Alan Martyn Cleaver was sentenced at the Hamilton District Court on Thursday. The owner of a pet-food company at the centre of an animal abuse storm has been sentenced to six months’ community detention between 9pm and 6am, 180 hours of community work, and a fine of $90,000. He has also …

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Peter Michael Walters

Peter Michael Walters Published on stuff.co.nz on 16 August 2018 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/106320205/man-guilty-of-illtreating-cashew-the-pony-for-the-second-time   A former pony club president has been found guilty of ill-treating his pony for the second time, in exactly the same way as the first. Judge Lance Rowe found Peter Michael Walters guilty of the charge in the Palmerston North District Court on …

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Christopher Tuaupiki

Published on tvnz.co.nz on 15/08/2018 https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/man-sentenced-after-horse-discovered-barely-able-stand-unable-eat-due-ulcerated-gums?variant=tb_v_1 Christopher Tuaupiki  A man was sentenced yesterday to three months of community detention after his horse had to be euthanised because debilitating oral problems meant it was unable to eat. Christopher Tuaupiki was found guilty at the Te Kuiti District Court on March 20 of one charge of reckless …

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Matthew Madsen

Matthew Madsen   Published on stuff.co.nz Jul 25, 2018 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/105736706/puppy-with-broken-thigh-bone-left-without-treatment-for-months   For 3 months, Sky had been keeping her weight off her left hind leg and yelping when trying to jump onto a couch or bed. In October 2017, at 4-months old, Sky, a rottweiler puppy, was beaten and her thigh bone fractured. She was left to limp around in …

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Jade Noanoa

Published on stuff.co.nz 12/7/2018 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/105448433/canterbury-man-sentenced-for-cruel-abuse-of-dog A Canterbury man who was seen kicking and strangling his dog – and shooting it with a BB gun – has been sentenced in a case the SPCA calls precedent-setting. Jade Noanoa pleaded guilty at the Christchurch District Court on June 14 to one charge of ill-treating an animal. He was …

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Raymond Albert Gardner

Published on stuff.co.nz 22/06/2018 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104920012/nelson-farmer-banned-for-illtreatment-of-dead-rotting-and-dying-calves A Nelson judge found himself in a “very difficult position” when finding an appropriate sentence for a 77-year-old Richmond farmer charged with animal cruelty. Inspections of a Redwood Valley beef farm belonging to Raymond Albert Gardner, 77, uncovered dead, rotting, and dying calves, cows in “obvious pain and distress” with …

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Raymond Kilgour

Published on stuff.co.nz on May 03 2018 https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/103612273/dog-stabbed-after-joke-went-sour An elderly jack russell terrier named Skipper was stabbed in the neck after a “joking” discussion about whether his age and health meant he should be euthanised. The stabber, 43-year-old Raymond Kilgour, who is not the dog’s owner, admitted ill-treatment of the animal at an appearance in …

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Kristian Hamiora Nepe-Mikara

Originally published on the Gibsorne Herald website on 23/04/2018 Killed partner’s pup during an argument   Man gets home detention, told he was ‘lucky’ A Gisborne man who deliberately stamped on and killed a seven-week-old puppy he had given his partner has been sentenced to four months home detention. It was essentially another act of …

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Te Wira Panapa

Published on stuff.co.nz 12/04/2018 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12030425   A Northland man has been banned from owning dogs for five years after being convicted of animal cruelty for starving his three pet dogs. Te Wira Panapa was sentenced in the Whangarei District Court for starving his three pet dogs. Panapa was convicted of ill-treatment of an animal and …

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Anne Power

Published on One News https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/spca-seizes-45-dogs-from-serial-animal-hoarders-property-in-northland-raid Last week Ann Power was ordered to hand over her animals to the SPCA by the Auckland District Court. Power has a long history of animal abuse and neglect. She has five convictions related to animal welfare and nine criminal and driving convictions. Power wasn’t home today when the SPCA …

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