Saskatchewan Animal Cruelty Case Results in $500 Fine

Forty-six-year-old Ryan S. McAuley has been convicted of permitting unnecessary pain to an animal under section 445.1 of the Criminal Code. McAuley pleaded guilty to the animal cruelty charge after he was caught on video repeatedly punching and kicking a pitbull before hanging the animal up in the air by the collar and slamming the dog to the ground. The incident happened on May 31st, 2022, and the video was shared hundreds of times on social media. His sentence includes a two-year ban on owning or possessing an animal, and a $500 fine.