Charges laid against Calgary dog groomer

Calgary, AB—After a lengthy investigation by Calgary Humane Society peace officers, charges have been laid against groomer Mariko Dormer, a former employee of the now defunct Fur Kids Daycare and Grooming in Calgary.

Dormer is charged with five counts of causing an animal to be in distress contrary to the Animal Protection Act and three counts of causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

Brad Nichols, manager, animal cruelty investigations said, “We appreciate the public’s patience with this case. Putting together a case as large and complicated as this one takes time: we wanted to be sure we submitted as much evidence as possible for the Crown to consider

Due to the public nature of this case, we had a large volume of evidence to sift through and we wanted to be very thorough,” added Nichols.

Dormer was expected to appear in court on October 8, 2013. There is no additional news about this case at this time.

For more information, please contact:

Christy Thompson
General Manager of Community Relations
Calgary Humane Society