(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.

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