There will be no legal reason for James Foesier to stay away from Aedes Scheer.
Yukon Judge Heino Lilles did not find that Scheer is in “serious and imminent danger” from Foesier, a former Klondike resident who shot 56 dogs this spring.
Scheer, the president of the Dawson City Humane Society, applied to territorial court seeking a peace bond against Foesier, after she discovered him sitting at the edge of a pile of dead dogs in April, saying, “How do you like what I’ve done? If I can’t have them, no one can.”
In a ruling released last week, Lilles recognized that Scheer was “very frightened … based on her view that anyone who could methodically kill that many animals could also be dangerous to people.”
However, “it is not enough that (Scheer) is fearful of (Foesier),” Lilles said in his ruling.
“(Foesier) has not done or said anything that would cause (Scheer) to believe on reasonable grounds that he will cause personal injury to her to her immediate family, or that he will damage her property.”
However, Lilles did order a peace bond against Foesier’s common-law wife, Debbie Howe.
Subsequent to the dog slaughter and public complaints about Yukon animal rights legislation, Howe traveled to Yukon from her Calgary home and contacted Scheer.
Howe told Scheer, and others, that she was an associate of the Calgary Humane Society.
Howe later confronted Scheer with her true identity outside Scheer’s Dawson home and told Scheer that she “could be wiped out” if Foesier wished.
“I am satisfied that this statement by (Howe) in the context of all the surrounding events was intended to frighten (Scheer), and it did,” ruled Lilles.
“It provided a reasonable basis for (Scheer) to believe that (Howe) would cause (her) personal injury.”
Howe is required to report to Dawson City RCMP within 12 hours of arrival, should she visit, and have no contact with the Dawson City Humane Society or Scheer, or to attend or loiter at Scheer’s residence.