Victoria resident charged with animal cruelty
January 13, 2012. For immediate release.
A Victoria woman has been charged with three counts of animal cruelty under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act stemming from an incident in June, 2011, when she allegedly failed to seek life-saving veterinary care for her Great Dane after the dog gave birth to 11 puppies.
Kristine Dudley-Danskin is charged with failing to seek treatment for the two-year-old dog, named Rosie, whose condition deteriorated over a three-day period following the birth of her puppies. Rosie later died from a blood infection caused by two unborn fetuses and a ruptured uterus.
The accused makes her first court appearance on February 2 at Western Communities Courthouse.
The BC SPCA conducts nearly 7,000 cruelty investigations a year and is
reliant on donations from the public to continue its work. To find out
how you can help, visit www.spca.bc.ca/support.
For more information:
BC SPCA Constable Erika Paul, 250-388-7722, ext. 205;
Lorie Chortyk, General Manager, Community Relations, 604-647-1316.
The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by
public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the
welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty
investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption
of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal
welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.