Montreal SPCA Makes Arrest in Case Involving Attack on Wild Boar

Investigators from the Montreal SPCA Investigations Office have arrested thirty-one-year-old Dany Deschamps, in relation to an incident of animal cruelty. The arrest arose from a video that was circulated on social and traditional media in November 2022 depicting an individual encouraging two dogs to repeatedly attack a tuskless wild boar who was confined in a pen, inflicting serious injury and suffering on the animal. Deschamps appeared at the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield courthouse on February 15th and faces one count of willfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal under section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code, and one count of willfully neglecting to provide proper and sufficient care to an animal under section 446(1)(b). He has been released on several conditions, including “not owning, having custody or control of an animal, not living in a place where an animal is[,] and not being in the presence of an animal.”