Husky


  • Heather’s Day in Court: Tomorrow! April 28, 2015 We all know that Heather’s conscience would not allow her to give the puppy to someone she thought would be unable to care for her, especially a special needs puppy.
  • Habermehl sentencing… at last? July 24, 2013
    Press Release | JuLY 24, 2013

    The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants the press to be aware that on Thursday, July 25th at 2:00 pm, Robert Habermehl will be in Calgary court for sentencing (unless Mr. Habermehl has another “heart attack”).
    Habermehl was charged on November 27, 2009 for physical abuse after a cat in his care, Minnie, was …

  • Robert Habermehl to make his arguments about beating Minnie, a cat June 2, 2013 Judge Bruce Fraser convicted Habermehl of a charge of willfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to a cat, after Minnie suffered a blunt trauma injury to her body wall which left her intestines hanging out.
  • Standing up against animal abuse January 24, 2013 We received the following letter written to Judge Marlene Graham after the November 2012 sentencing of Derick Collin Anderson who threw his girlfriend’s 11-week old Pomeranian puppy off a raised balcony and, because he didn’t die from the fall, proceeded to kick the puppy to death. Anderson then placed the puppy’s body in a recycling …
  • Calgary man who kicked girlfriend’s puppy to death spared jail time November 29, 2012 Derick Colin Anderson, a 32-year-old Calgary man, who threw his girlfriend’s puppy off a balcony, kicked it to death and sent her photos of the dead pet by text was given a 10-month conditional sentence, a year of probation and 100 hours of community service.
  • Outrage that Alleged Negligent Pet Owner Could Avoid Prosecution October 17, 2012 The manager of the Oromocto SPCA wants to see a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Debbie Andrews for her negligence that left two dogs and a rabbit dead and a cat barely alive.
  • Debbie Andrews, Alleged Negligent NB Pet Owner, Skips Town for Alberta October 15, 2012 A New Brunswick woman whose animals died in her Harvey Station home while she was on vacation may never face justice because she fled the province.
  • Calgary Stampede – Animal Cruelty Protest July 12, 2012 We will be continuing our campaign calling for abolishment of the calf roping event in the Calgary Stampede. We would like to publicly thank The Vancouver Humane Society for their involvement in this campaign.
  • Sentencing for man who beat Pomeranian to death February 29, 2012 The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants everyone to be aware that tomorrow, March 1, at 9 am Derrick Collin Anderson will be in Calgary Provincial Court. He has been charged with beating a Pomeranian puppy to death and will be sentenced tomorrow.
  • No justice for Ben today May 6, 2011 John McWilliams purposely and negligently set an illegal snare trap in a publicly accessible park that should not have been where it was. And by these actions, he killed Ben. Thirty feet from Lorna, Ben was strangled in such a way that he could not even cry out for help.
  • Mirror, AB dogs are again being poisoned April 30, 2011 Calls started coming in to the Bashaw RCMP about poisoned dogs early Saturday morning. By that evening, there were 13 confirmed dog poisonings in Mirror, Alberta.
  • How false accusations by drug addict, RCMP in Sundre wild horse case destroyed lives April 28, 2011 Three men charged with the slaying of a wild, pregnant horse near Sundre were completely exonerated in provincial court Wednesday morning.
    Crown prosecutor Gord Haight told court that new information disclosed by the defence has led him to “withdraw all charges” against Jason Nixon, the general manager at Mountain Aire Lodge, as well as against Earl …
  • Charges dropped against three men in Alberta wild horse case April 27, 2011 New evidence showed the mare never was shot, but likely died giving birth or in an accident, and was found dead on the side of the road — about 130 kilometres north of Calgary — by the three men: Jason Nixon, Gary Cape and Earl Anderson.
  • Ben – needlessly killed in an illegal snare trap April 26, 2011 “Ben was only about 30 feet from me in the bush, and I never heard a thing. The conservation officer said would have instantly closed off his breathing, so he never had the opportunity to call out.”
  • The Story of Ben April 26, 2011 It was about noon by the time we got back to Canyon Creek, and I looked for Ben’s tracks to see which direction he had taken. It wasn’t far from where I last saw him that I found his lifeless body in the trees with a wire snare around his neck. I couldn’t get it …
  • Calgary vigil held for sled dogs slain in Whistler April 25, 2011 A hundred animal rights supporters held a vigil for the 100 sled dogs that were killed in Whistler one year ago. Standing at Tompkin’s Place on 17 Avenue and 8 Street S.W. on Saturday night, they held signs and circulated petitions for tougher animal cruelty laws in Canada on the anniversary of a slaughter that …
  • Adjournment in Sundre horse killing case April 6, 2011 One of three men accused of illegally shooting a feral horse near Sundre in 2009 said Monday he’s confident he will be exonerated. Provincial court Judge Cheryl Daniel agreed to adjourn the trial for the day after the three men’s lawyers and Crown prosecutor Gord Haight discussed new disclosure that was recently turned over from …
  • Introducing Canada’s toughest animal-protection laws April 5, 2011 British Columbia announced Tuesday that it is acting on all of the recommendations of its Sled Dog Task Force, including providing new funding for animal-cruelty investigations and introducing the toughest animal-protection laws anywhere in Canada. The province will change its Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, including increasing penalties to as much as $75,000 and …
  • Alleged horse killers on trial in Calgary April 5, 2011 A lot of the wild horse herds in Alberta started turning up shot, left to die brutal, agonizing deaths near the side of the highway, and a lot of Albertans were as outraged as they were heartbroken.
  • No Cost Spay and Neuter Program is a free program April 3, 2011 NO Cost Spay and Neuter Program is a free program offered by The City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services. You are eligible if on AISH, Income Support or household income is not greater than 85% of the Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-Offs (LICOS). Cat/kittens and dogs/puppies are eligible. No rabbits or ferrets at this …
  • Canada’s authoritarian stance against animal rights March 6, 2011 “An animal charity may only advocate policies and practices which benefit humans more than animals.” The courts, says CRA, have determined that “an activity or purpose is only charitable when it provides a benefit to humans. For some purposes and activities, including those relieving the suffering of animals, the courts have decided that the benefit …
  • A Walk for the Sled Dogs February 12, 2011 The D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation wants the press to be aware that on Sunday, February 13th there will be a walk at Edworthy Park in Calgary at 2:00 pm in honor of the 100 sled dogs that were murdered.
  • Mark Holland to BC Tory MPs – Senseless dog slaughter case cries out for tougher laws February 3, 2011 Liberal MP and Public Safety Critic Mark Holland reached out to British Columbia Conservative MPs today, asking for their help to reform weak animal cruelty laws in light of news about a criminal investigation underway into the slaughter of one hundred dogs near Whistler, BC – a case that has shocked and outraged people across …
  • Man charged in connection to family dog’s death December 17, 2010 On November 29th, Ed and Lorna Thomas took their dog Ben for a walk near Elbow Falls. Ben went missing and the couple searched for hours, eventually admitting defeat. The next day, Lorna found him caught in hunters snare trap. He died as a result. A man has been charged with hunting wildlife during a …
  • Province investigating after snare kills family dog December 6, 2010 The area near Powderface Trail where a dog was killed by a snare Nov. 30 was closed to trapping at the time, Sustainable Resource Development officials said Monday.
  • Calgary couple’s dog killed in hunters trap in Kananaskis Country December 6, 2010 For the past three years, Lorna and Ed Thomas have been walking in the woods near Elbow Falls with their Alaskan malamute Ben in tow. However, they’re trio is now one short after what was supposed to be a relaxing day spent in the country. “He was strangled in a steel cable and my husband …
  • 3rd annual Daisy Duke Memorial Benefit November 8, 2010 he D.A.I.S.Y? Foundation would like help from the media in spreading the word that on Saturday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. the 3rd annual Daisy Duke Memorial Benefit will be held at the Dover Community Centre, 3133 30 Av. S.E. in Calgary to honor the death of Daisy Duke who was killed in Didsbury in …
  • Woman allowed injured cat’s leg to fall off October 26, 2010 Leaving her elderly cat’s broken leg untreated for months, until it became gangrenous and fell off, has landed a Calgary woman a $2,000 fine. And provincial court Judge Bruce Millar on Thursday also slapped Marlene Payne with a lifetime ban on owning pets, despite a Crown request for only a five-year prohibition.
  • Dog owner jailed for animal cruelty September 29, 2010 A pet owner is going to jail for 30 days after flying into an uncontrollable rage when he returned home to find his seven-month-old German shepherd had damaged some furniture. “What started out as disciplining the dog turned into physical abuse,” Crown prosecutor Gord Haight told court Tuesday after Thomas James Norman, 23, pleaded guilty …
  • Fine in cat killing August 4, 2010 Delivering a deadly kick to a young cat earned a Calgary man,Darren Ronald Lesy, a fine of $1,800 , community service and a two-year ban on owning animals. But in a joint submission, Darren Ronald Lesy was given an exception to see the golden retriever, named Harley, allowed …
  • Dog neglect ends in fine July 27, 2010 Dog owners can’t put personal expenses ahead of their pets, an animal rights group spokeswoman said Wednesday after a Calgary man was fined for neglecting his canine. Heather Anderson of the DAISY Foundation said those who can’t afford pets should turn them over to the Humane Society instead of letting them suffer. Anderson’s comment came …
  • House arrest for beating dog June 16, 2010 Bashing his dog in the head with a flashlight, which led to the animal losing an eye, has landed a Calgary man nine months of house arrest. Provincial court Judge Bruce Fraser on Tuesday said Donald James Ainsworth poses no danger to the public, so a conditional sentence was warranted. Fraser said barring Ainsworth from …
  • Feces led owner to fatally kick cat May 21, 2010 Anger over his cat’s inability to control its bowels led a Calgary man to fatally kick the feline, a court heard Monday. Crown prosecutor Richelle Freiheit said Darren Ronald Lesy kicked his and his girlfriend’s pet, Sage, two, after bathing the animal the morning of Aug. 27, 2007, and discovering fecal matter on her.
  • No criminal record for Calgary man who beat puppy to death May 7, 2010 A 21-year-old city man will not have a criminal record for beating a four-month-old husky puppy to death with a piece of wood, if he successfully completes a year of probation.
    Provincial court Judge Terry Semenuk, in imposing the conditional discharge on Jacob Michael Rabeau on Friday, said although hitting the dog was unnecessary, “the offence …
  • Woman charged with animal neglect over injured, abandoned Doberman pup May 5, 2010 Charges have been laid against a woman six months after a Doberman puppy was found critically injured and abandoned in a blood-covered kennel outside a vet hospital. The woman faces one Criminal Code charge of abandonment or wilful neglect of an animal in distress. She has also been charged under the Animal Protection Act of …
  • Jail time, pet ban for dog abusing wife beater April 19, 2010 Beating his wife, trying to strangle her dog with a noose and then spitting in a cop’s face has landed a Calgary man a seven-month jail term. But animal rights activists are applauding a secondary part of Bradley Kim Bergman’s punishment — a 10-year order that he have no pets. Provincial court Judge Sean Dunnigan …
  • Jail urged for dog abuser April 19, 2010 Blinding his pet dog by whacking it with a flashlight should land a Calgary man up to five months in jail, a prosecutor said Wednesday. But the lawyer for Donald James Ainsworth said her client should be spared any jail, or at worst given a term which can be served on weekends. Defence counsel Andrea …
  • Dog killer says he wouldn’t do it again March 18, 2010 Next time Calgary puppy killer Jacob Rabeau will take the bite and spare the dog, his lawyer said Thursday. Defence counsel Willie de Wit said Rabeau overreacted when he clubbed to death a Husky pup that was barking at him, but has learned his lesson.
  • Another name added in wild horse shooting March 1, 2010 Gary Cope, 35 has been added to the list of those charged with the shooting of a pregnant mare West of Sundre. Earl Anderson, Jason Nixon and a 13 year old boy, who cannot be named under the Young Offenders Act, were charged earlier this year. Jason Nixon has also been charged with uttering threats …
  • Dog abuse cases jam court February 10, 2010 Animals rights activists showed up Tuesday at the Calgary Courts Centre as judges dealt with three cases of dog abuse in which animals were hanged, beaten to death and had eyes gouged.
    “It’s really bad when in one day there are three cases on the court dockets in one city,” Heather Anderson, founder of DAISY (Delegates …
  • Animal rights group calls for changes in the law February 9, 2010 Three separate cases involving animal cruelty were before the courts in Calgary on Tuesday.
    While the cases were going on inside, The Daisy Foundation held a demonstration outside. “As far as the law goes, because this was his property, he’s probably going to get away with it, because of the property law in Canada – that …
  • Abused puppy case given $9,400 boost November 30, 2009 The search for the person who savagely beat a three-month-old puppy was thrown a $9,400 treat by a donor furious over the assault.
    The donation to the animal advocate Daisy Foundation brings the total bounty for information leading to the conviction of the animal abuser to at least $10,500, said the group’s founder, Heather Anderson.
  • Reward offered to solve puppy beating November 14, 2009 CALGARY HERALD – NOVEMBER 14, 2009
    A local foundation is offering a $10,500 reward for information that identifies the person who injured a three-month-old Doberman puppy that was abandoned at the Calgary North Vet Clinic.
    The pup was discovered covered in blood in the clinic parking lot on Nov. 3. It wasn’t expected …
  • Beaten puppy found abandoned in Calgary; abuse suspected November 4, 2009 The Calgary Humane Society suspects animal abuse after an injured pup was left outside a veterinary hospital in a kennel that was covered in blood. The young Doberman was abandoned late Tuesday in the parking lot at the Calgary North Veterinary Hospital. Humane Society spokeswoman Lindsay Jones said the dog’s injuries may be life-threatening.
  • Pay up October 25, 2009 I don’t cry easily, but this kind of cruelty toward animals brings tears to my eyes. Fifty months of community service (likely only a few hours a year) and a fine of $607 payable to the owner is laughable. Why is the brutal beating of an animal treated so lightly?
  • Calgary-area sheep owner says teen attacker’s sentence too lenient October 22, 2009 A sentence of probation and community service for a Strathmore teen who attacked a sheep– injuring it to the point it had to be put down–doesn’t fit the crime, says the animal’s owner. The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was ordered to perform 50 months of community service and …