Alberta Man Sentenced in Criminal Animal Cruelty Case

In July 2022, Andrew Reid was found guilty and convicted on three charges of animal cruelty for treatment of his dog, Seiko: (i) unlawfully and wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury; (ii) wilfully neglecting or failing to provide suitable and adequate food, water, shelter, and care; and (iii) unlawfully causing or permitting an animal to continue to be in distress. Seiko suffered from severe malnutrition and an untreated chronic skin condition. On December 20th, 2022, Reid received a Conditional Sentence Order of six months, followed by twelve months’ probation. He is also subject to an order under section 447.1 of the Criminal Code prohibiting him from owning, having the custody of, or controlling an animal or bird for fifteen years.