Kijiji Buyers BEWARE of Puppy SCAM!

Gail Benoit & Dana Bailey continue to sell puppies despite their previous convictions of Animal Cruelty and upcomming charges on numerous other animal cruelty charges. They are now operating out of Dartmouth/Halifax area & continue to post ads on Kijiji in hopes of generating new sales.

"There was no doubt the pair mistreated dogs."

"The distressed state of the puppies was not a sudden occurrence. It developed over time. Even if the appellants’ control of the puppies had been brief — a matter of days — there was ample time and opportunity to relieve their then obvious distress, or to begin doing so,"

Characterization lacked "any air of reality" - Justice Peter Bryson Source

Friday, May 22, 2009

Agency says N.S. has some of best animal anti-cruelty laws in Canada

BRIDGEWATER — An American agency that works for the legal protection of animals says Nova Scotia has one of the best systems in Canada when it comes to anti-cruelty laws.

"I was kind of surprised Nova Scotia was ranked in the top tier," said Mary Hill, secretary of Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said Thursday.

"Upon closer reflection you have to bear in mind this is comparative and it says a lot more about the ranking of the other provinces that are lower on the list than it does about our legislation. It just means the other provinces have worse legislation."

The California-based Animal Legal Defense Fund released a report this week that said Nova Scotia is "one of the worst places to be an animal abuser."

For the second year in a row, it ranked this province in the top tier, along with British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario, for its animal protection laws.

New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Quebec were rated on the bottom tier while Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Yukon and Saskatchewan were placed in the middle tier.

Ontario was judged best while the Northwest Territories and Nunavut tied for worst.

The report said Nova Scotia ranked high because its laws allow judges to order abusers to reimburse the costs of care for an impounded animal, place restrictions on the abuser’s ability to own animals in the future and imposes increasing fines on repeat offenders.

But Ms. Hill said even though the province requires the society to enforce the Animal Cruelty Prevention Act and the new Animal Protection Act, it only gives the society $3,000 a year to do that.

Despite that, the society secured three animal cruelty convictions. They include Digby-area puppy brokers Gail Benoit and Dana Bailey; Alan Elliott, who had 130 cows seized from his farm in Spa Springs, Annapolis County, and Alice MacIsaac and her mother Zonda MacIsaac of Celtic Pets Rescue in West Bay Road, Cape Breton. The latter case alone cost the society more than $110,000.

The Agriculture Department gave the society a one-time lump sum of $100,000 last month "but it’s a drop in the bucket," Ms. Hill said. "We welcome it, but it’s not enough and it’s not ongoing."

That money covers the salary and expenses of 1.5 cruelty investigators. The society has 2.5 and Ms. Hill said it needs at least six to fulfil its obligations.

The society investigated 1,264 cruelty complaints in 2008 and 496 this year. Thirteen charges have been laid as of May 21. Other than the money from the Agriculture Department, the society’s only other sources of money are donations, bequests and fundraisers. Last year, with the help of 78 fundraisers across the province, the society raised just over $425,000, which left it with a $35,000 shortfall.

The province has passed new legislation called the Animal Protection Act, which requires veterinarians to report suspected abuse and to define acceptable standards of care for animals. But Ms. Hill said the legislation doesn’t go far enough.

However, since the regulations haven’t been written yet, Ms. Hill hopes the society will have a role in developing them so that they include specific wording that deals with animal fighting and puppy mills.

By BEVERLEY WARE South Shore Bureau
Fri. May 22 - 6:08 AM

Friday, May 8, 2009

Benoit & Bailey to launch appeal

It shall be known that ....
The lawyer that represented the Digby's most Famous Puppy Miller/killer's has stepped down from the case. The pair will be representing themselves @ the next court hearing for other charges of animal cruelty from earlier this year.

May 8, 2009

Gail Benoit and Dana Bailey are launching an appeal of the verdict in an animal cruelty case and an assault charge that saw Benoit serve 21 days in the Burnside Womens Correctional Facility. The pair were also fined more than 3 thousand dollars each. The documents for appeal were filed yesterday, and they will appear in Supreme Court on the 27th of this month. Benoit tells the Maritime News Network that the appeal will outline 21 separate legal errors that were made by the judge during the trial. Benoit and Bailey also have another animal cruelty charge pending.


THIS IS POSTED ON CRAIG's LIST: (Because not one vet in this local area will stand up on the pairs behalf.)

Date: 2009-04-29, 1:02PM ADT PostingID: 1145826456

I am looking for a vet that is willing to come to court and give their expert evedience on the description of canine herpeis or chv1 dog diesese..

You will be paid top dollar and evrthing will be taken care of.... This will include going to court for 1 day..

Please I need the help on this ......

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