Tuesday, May 06, 2008


I dedicate this blog post to the Honorable Judge Sirois who today rendered final judgement against Marc-Andre Laporte, convicted animal abuser of 97 dogs, mostly wire fox terriers.

I had wanted our friend and Laporte survivor Bingo to give us his report - but he is out celebrating and I was too impatient to share the good news!

Judge Sirois sentenced Laporte to 200 hours of community service (the maximum by law is 240), plus a fine of $2000. He will serve THREE years of probation during which he is NOT ALLOWED to own a dog. The best news is that the so-called Red Collar Dogs (the 18 wires Laporte still owned and wanted returned so he could breed them again) are safe. The Judge severed Laporte's ownership rights and said he would send him to jail if he contacted any of the foster families. To see the video in English that reports on the case's outcome - click to:

There you will see my friend Bingo (I'm almost sure that is him in the black coat - also pictured top left) and I think there is a glimpse of Honeybee too. And our dear friend and savior, Elizabeth Pierce is interviewed too.

Oh Happy Happy Days my friends! Though we would have liked to see Laporte banned from dog ownership for life or sentenced to hard jail time or the electric chair - the Judge handed down the most severe sentence he was able according to the Montreal law. It is indeed more than we could have ever hoped for.

Thank you to everyone for signing the petition and supporting out cause against Laporte. It's been a 3-year struggle, but we were victorious in the end, for the just always triumph my friends, and evil gets what it deserves.



Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Axel, Axel....!!!

To say we are pleased is puttin' it mildly...we are beyond happy...to all who worked hard on this we give our thanks....to all who suffered at his hands we send our healing....our fervant wish is this never ever happens again....

Thanks for sharin' such wonderful news, Axel...

Wiry Barks,
Scruffy et al!!!!!

Jackson said...

Hey Axel, congratulations to your mum, Christine and everyone else who contributed in ensuring justice for the Blainville Wires. J x

Jackson said...

PS further to your comment on the SWC blog about me looking skinny, you're right! I am skinny! But I'm tall and I've got hollow legs. That's where all the weight is, I think! Hehehe! J x

Faya said...

Wooohoooo what a great news !
Kisses, Faya

Lacy said...

woof's axel, we cross-posted this on our bloggy with a link to u...this iz wonderful news....thank u sooo much...

b safe,
~rocky and company~

Hiwyre said...

Whoopeeee....you, your Mom, Christine and all did grrrrrreat!
Lots of happy wires in the world knowing that he won't get his paws on any for a long time!

Woofs and Wags,
Bigfoot Fletch & Maxie T

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...


That is great news that he will not be able to torture those poor dogs again. Congratulations to your Mom and everyone who started and promoted the petition. YIPPIE!!!

Luna Licks,



This is wonderful! We had hoped he would get jail time and a ban for life from owning dogs but we are just happy that it's a guilty verdict and he doesn't get any of the dogs back. We have blogged about it on our bloggie too.

Woofs Casper, Nikki and Buddy

Penny & Poppy said...

That's great news, Axel! We would have liked to have had the sleeze-ball tazered until he's dead, but either way, lots of doggies are saved from further abuse! Great job by you and your mom and everyone else who helped!

Poppy & Penny

Ricky Pepper said...

From the hearts of dogs all over the world, we thank you and your mom for standing up and organizing that petition. This is a victory for wires and hopefully an eye opener for Canada's dog laws too. Haaaa-roooooo we are so happy!
Peee-eeessss....isn't your barksday coming up soon? Mommy lost the email that had the date in it!

William Tell said...

We are howling with pleasure over this victory! Yipee! Ya did good!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Asta Marie said...

May 6, 2008 was a great day for wire fox terrier lovers everywhere. Thanks for all the work your Mom did to help put LaPorte out of business, at least for awhile, if not forever.

Asta Marie, WFT