A Mission woman has been sentenced to six months of house arrest following an incident from September 2013, when 11 cats and seven dogs were seized from her property.
Faye Delores Parkinson received a six-month conditional sentence (house arrest) followed by three years of probation for charges of “failing to provide necessaries for an animal” and “causing unnecessary pain/suffering to an animal.”
She was also given a 15-year ban on keeping animals.
Sentencing took place on Wednesday (Oct. 12) in Abbotsford provincial court.
In March of 2015, she was sentenced to two years’ probation with a number of conditions after pleading guilty to two charges of failing to comply with an order restricting animal control.
“Our constables have dealt with Ms. Parkinson on several occasions as far back as 2008, leading to previous animal cruelty convictions,” said Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer for the BC SPCA.
“We are extremely happy with this sentence, which will prohibit her from having any involvement with breeding, sales or purchase of animals.”
Noting that Parkinson has breached conditions of previous sentences regarding animal bans, Moriarty says she is pleased that the judge also allowed for random inspections of her property with two hours’ notice in the future.