(Citizen file)

Animal cruelty trial in case of Teddy the dog set for Feb. 27

Teddy the dog rescued last year, but died from injuries

Anderson Joe and Melissa Tooshley’s trial for animal cruelty is scheduled to begin on Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m. at the Duncan courthouse.

Lawyers for the defence and the prosecution are meeting for pre-trial conferences on Jan. 9 and Jan. 17 to prepare for the trial.

RELATED STORY: DUNCAN ANIMAL ABUSE CASE SET FOR PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE

Joe and Tooshley are to answer to charges of animal cruelty after a dog, called Teddy, was seized by BC SPCA special constables on Feb. 16, 2018, but died two days later from severe neglect.

If convicted, Joe and Tooshley face a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine and up to a lifetime ban on owning animals.

The case has mobilized animal rights groups, with numerous rallies and a call for changes to animal rights laws.

The trial is expected to continue on March 1, also beginning at 9:30 a.m at the Duncan courthouse.

Just Posted

Descoteau’s mom expresses outrage over John’s mental fitness decision

Smith vows to keep on fighting for justice for Chemainus murder victim

The Beatles meet Elvis in Cowichan Theatre show

Ben Klein and The Beatles Experience team up for a tuneful evening in Duncan

There’s psychology behind speeding drivers

Unknown factors like bullying at work can play a role

Lexi Bainas Column: A whole sackful of entertainment goodies for you this week

From roistering at Red Arrow to the quiet of the concert hall to solving mysteries, you get it all

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Vancouver Island man dead after reported hit-and-run incident

Oceanside RCMP seek public’s help gathering information

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Most Read