A breeder of dogs which multiplies the offences

News 17 July, 2017
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    Catherine Bouchard

    Monday, 17 July 2017 00:00

    Monday, 17 July 2017 00:00

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    A breeder of Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, which multiplies the offences since January 2013, has been sentenced to pay fines totalling $ 3200 $.

    Injured animals, badly fed, and housed in inadequate housing shelters and forced to live in places unsafe: infringement of the breeder Claude Blais to the Law on the well-being and safety of the animal have been many between 2013 and 2017, according to the inspection reports of the ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ).

    The MAPAQ had visited the breeder – the addresses of which are operating in Saint-Lambert and Saint-Isidore – several times to verify the conformity of the activities of Mr. Blais.

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    The MAPAQ has made of
    many times in
    the breeder Claude Blais between
    2013 and 2017.


    “She inspects the sites maintained by the defendant since 2013. She has made a dozen visits. Some have led to the issuance of notice of non-compliance,” one can read in the decision rendered by the Court of Quebec palais de justice de Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce.

    Despite these visits and these opinions, the breeder has not corrected the situation, can be observed in the decision.

    “[It] does not ensure that the 10 dogs, 27 rabbits, three geese and four ducks are kept in a suitable location, clean and adapted to their needs. Droppings litter the ground. The cages for rabbits are infused with urine and feces”, it is written in the same document.

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    Twenty dogs

    Mr. Blais, who claims to be a breeder of dogs breed bernese mountain dog is not insured to bring the right care to the puppies that he had.

    “The inspector notes that animals are lean, young puppies are kept in freedom [among] adults, water bowls are empty or knocked down […] there is no shelter or they are in bad state”, can we also read.

    Mr. Blais has already owned more than twenty dogs at a time, but he can now have a maximum of 10.