Can't Get No Respect
charged with animal cruelty – again
Staff/SPCA website photo
been guilty of animal cruelty in the past, so it didn't take much to
convict Faye Delores Parkinson, 75, of two counts of animal cruelty
under the Criminal Code. Last week, Parkinson was handed down a
15-year ban from owning animals.
Earlier this year,
constables seized 18 cats and dogs from Parkinson's Mission home.
According to the SPCA, aside from unsanitary living conditions, the
animals were suffering all kinds of issues from malnutrition and
infections to dental problems.
In 2014, Parkinson was convicted of similar offences and fined
$10,000.00. But apparently, she didn't learn much from that costly
Maurcie Moriarty, Chief Prevention and Enforcement Officer for the
BCSPCA, told The Voice Friday, that Parkinson was a
breeder/hoarder and despite numerous attempts by the animal
protection agency to work with her, she ignored everyone – including
"It is ultimately up to a judge to decide what an appropriate
sentence is and this is what happened in this case," said Moriarty.
When asked if Parkinson was checked on from time to time, Moriarty
said someone reported Parkinson.
"The BC SPCA does not have the power, nor the resources, to monitor
people constantly, but rather respond to complaints from the public
and this is what happened in this case," stated Moriarty.
Moriarty said there is a more detailed description of the 2013
decision on the
BC Farm Industry Review Board website.
To report an animal in distress, you can call the toll-free Animal
Reporting Hotline at 1 (855) 6BC SPCA (1 855 622 7722). The call
centre is open seven days per week; Mon to Fri: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Sat & Sun: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If this is an animal emergency outside of these hours, please
contact your local police department or RCMP.
The SPCA's mandate is to protect and enhance the quality of life for
domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.
They rely 100% on donations to save animals in distress. To see how
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