Pet killer Kayla Bourque, who a judge has described as “psychopathic” and a “sexual sadist,” was arrested Thursday for allegedly breaching conditions of her release from jail.
In 2013, B.C. Corrections issued a rare public notification to alert the public that Bourque had been released from jail with plans to live in Vancouver.
Bourque has offended violently against both people and animals and is considered high risk to re-offend, according to the Ministry of Justice.
She was arrested in March 2012 after she boasted of disemboweling and dismembering her cat and told a friend she fantasized about shooting a homeless person or killing someone in residence at Simon Fraser University.
Reading this story about Bourque reminds me of two other dog killers, Brian Whitlock and Liz Summerfield.
Brian Whitlock was sent to jail for beating his dog and leaving him for dead in a dumpster in 2012. A couple of years later Whitlock was charged with murder of woman at her Dunbar home
The other dog killer, Liz Summerfield, escaped charges. She simply lied to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital when she told them the dog with her had been ordered by the Post Office to be put down because the dog had bitten a postal worker. The Post Office never ordered the dog put down.
Liz Summerfield had the family dog put to death during a series of court orders demanding she turn over to the divorce court bank records as to what she had done with the very large amount of money she’d removed from their joint accounts just prior to her filing for divorce. She refused to comply with any of the multiple court orders.
Liz had removed the dog from the family home prior to her husband being served divorce papers. She refused to allow him to see his dog or any of the other two dogs she removed. The dog she killed was a Rottweiler/German Shepard cross her husband had rescued from the New Westminster Animal Shelter.
Liz instructs children throughout the lower mainland of British Columbia including Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Whistler, Vancouver, in a variety of different art like puppetry, papier mache, heritage hat making, or other art forms. She may also be offering public speaking courses throughout the lower mainland.
Letter written by lawyer for dog owner to the BCSPCA alerting them of the death of the family pet. //punzhupuzzles.com/2012/04/04/dog-killer-liz-summerfield/
Brian Whitlock, who was sent to jail for beating his dog and leaving him for dead in a dumpster in 2012, has been charged with the second-degree murder of his mother in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC, according to this CBC news report.
Whitlock beat his two-year-old German Shepard, Captain, and left him for dead in a Kitsilano dumpster. Whitlock, then 26, got a 60-day jail sentence and a lifetime ban on owning animals after pleading guilty to animal cruelty in the high-profile case.
Whitlock’s mental health was cited as a factor in the animal cruelty case. Medical records indicated he had been diagnosed with, and was being treated for, psychosis and schizophrenia during the year leading up to his sentencing.
During Sunday morning Brian Whitlock was being taken into custody and charged later in the day with second degree murder.
Elizabeth (Liz) Summerfield, who had her husband’s dog killed during divorce proceedings, simply lied to everyone and got away with murder.
During the divorce she took her husband’s dog, whom she had stolen from the matrimonial home, and went to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital where she told the vets the Post Office had ordered the dog be put down for biting a postman.
That was a lie, which the Post Office confirmed in conversation with the husband and the husband’s lawyer. The veterinary clinic never asked for any proof of such an order from the post office and never contacted the Post Office to confirm the order. They simply took the money and killed the dog. Killed an innocent animal. Here is link to letter for BSPCA written by husband’s lawyer.
Why would a wife murder an innocent animal during a divorce she initiated? Money.
Liz had removed a vast amount of money from their joint account prior to filing for divorce. Her financial records were sought by the judge to determine where that money had gone.
Instead of obeying any of the many court orders demanding she turn over her financial transactions Liz simply lied to the veterinary hospital and had her husbands dog killed. Perhaps she killed her husband’s dog, Punzhu, in order to force her husband to agree to her divorce demands? Perhaps she felt murdering his dog would end the divorce court judge’s demands for her bank statements? Whatever her reason for killing Punzhu her husband quickly agreed to her divorce demands, fearing what Liz might do to his son.
Liz teaches children in the lower mainland of BC including Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver, Whistler, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Delta and Surrey, and at various art festivals and holidays during the year held in various cities and municipalities, art and art related classes including puppetry (she removed all the family puppetry related property worth tens of thousands of dollars prior to filing for divorce, not including an almost brand new top of the line Chevrolet Suburban she also removed prior to filing for divorce), heritage hat making, and other arts and crafts instruction and/or sale of arts and crafts.
Parents should confirm who is teaching their children at any open function, like a festival or art class or other venue where their children are placed in a situation of trust, just as a matter of precaution. Liz may be a good instructor, but shouldn’t a parent want to know about someone teaching their children?
The City of Vancouver hired a Hells Angel without too much – if any – background check. Would you want your child taught by someone without a background check of any kind?
Here are two things you can do to begin protecting your son or daughter when he/she/they are away from you and in the care of another:
Is the name of the instructor provided in any printed or online material? No? Why not? Who is going to be the instructor? Never leave your children in the care of someone you know nothing about.
Have you personally checked the Internet for any mention of the name? The Internet is a quick and simple way to check for information about someone who may come into contact with your children.
Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn. The series was produced by ‘Spitting Image Productions’ for Central Independent Television over 18 series which aired on the ITV network. The series was nominated and won numerous awards during its run including 10 BAFTA Television Awards, including one for editing in 1989, and even won two Emmy Awards in 1985 and 1986 in the Popular Arts Category.
The series featured puppet caricatures of celebrities prominent during the 1980s and 1990s, including British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major and other politicians, American president Ronald Reagan, and the British Royal Family; the series was the first to caricature Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
The series was cancelled in 1996, after viewing figures declined. ITV had plans for a new series in 2006, but these were scrapped after a dispute over Ant & Dec puppets used to host the reviews “Best Ever Spitting Image”, which were created against Roger Law’s wishes.
A dog walker tells police she had left the six missing dogs in the back of her pickup truck with a canopy in the 4400-block of 206 Street, Langley, BC, saying she put the animals there so she could use the washroom for about 10 minutes.
An outpouring of sympathy and rage flood the media. Where are the dogs? Who took them? Why were they taken? Searches are formed, emotional owners of the missing dogs plea for answers for two days on TV and in print, social media in a frenzy.
But the story of the missing dogs was a lie. The dog walker has allegedly told a pet detective she found the six dogs dead in the back of her truck and proceeded to dispose of their bodies in a ditch.
The death of these dogs was probably an accident. The dog walker left the animals in the back of a truck with a canopy and the dogs probably died of heat exhaustion. A necropsy is being performed.
But this dog walker probably didn’t intentionally kill the dogs, unlike this woman pictured below.
This woman took another persons dog to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital and told an out and out lie in order to have the dog killed.
The South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital didn’t bother to check with the actual owner of the dog, the one who had paid for the Rottweiler/German Shepard cross at the local dog pound and was the registered own and who paid for the various hospital visits and treatments for that dog and other animals he cared for at the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital.
The South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital didn’t check with the local post office to see if an order to put the dog down had actually been issued.
The South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital simply took the word of the woman shown above – who had secretly removed the dog from the family house before the divorce and refused multiple requests for information on where the animal was – and upon receipt of payment from the dog-napper carried out the killing of an innocent animal.
Why did this woman purposely kill an innocent animal? Events suggest it was for a very large sum of money. She was going through a divorce and had refused to comply with numerous court orders to turn over financial records concerning a very large sum of money she removed from a joint bank account shortly before filing for divorce.
It was while the courts were hounding her for the missing money she had her husbands’ dog killed by the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital. Killing her husbands’ pet was a deliberate act by her. The reason for her action I leave to you.
The dog walker probably didn’t set out to kill the six dogs, but should be punished. The woman who took another person’s pet and had him killed went unpunished.
The woman teaches children in the lower mainland of British Columbia, teaching them arts and crafts, puppetry, heritage hat making and other lessons through events and classes at local communities and local libraries.
Her name is Liz Summerfield, and here is the link to the letter my lawyer prepared for me to send to the BCSPCA regarding the death of my beloved Punzhu.
Parents should be aware of who is teaching their children. Some organizations like the Place des Arts don’t always list who the instructor is, perhaps for a feeling of protecting the public by not publishing who is actually teaching young children or some other reason.
Parents should verify the character of anyone teaching or coming into contact with their children. A quick search on the Internet will often turn up information. If an organization like the Place des Arts doesn’t list who is teaching your child or children then phone and find out who will be in contact with your child or children.
Who knows, your child could come in contact with a dog killer.
A known dog killer has taught puppetry, lantern making, and other arts and crafts to children attending Place des arts in Coquitlam, BC in the past and may be teaching your child this spring break.
But parents don’t know if a killer is teaching their children because Place des arts has left off the name of the instructor for these classes, but included the name of the instructor for all the other classes during spring break.
Parents should always know who is teaching their children, and in instances where a facility such as Place des arts doesn’t list who the instructor is – for one reason or another – parents should phone the facility and get the name of the instructor or instructors.
Some festivals or community centers offering activities for children don’t show who is teaching their children. Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Haney, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Langley, Whistler and other areas often hold activities for children during spring break. As a precaution, parents should phone and ask who the instructor is and then check the Internet for any information which could be of interest to a parent.
Just last year B.C. Corrections issued a public notification after a pet-killer, described by a judge as a “psychopathic and narcissistic … sexual sadist,” was released from jail with plans to live in Vancouver.
The City of Vancouver hired a Hells Angel without too much – if any – background check. Would you want your child taught by someone without a background check of any kind?
Here is the link to the letter my lawyer wrote after she checked the facts about Liz Summerfield killing my dog during our divorce, during the time she refused numerous court orders to turn over bank records of what she had done with all the money she removed from our joint accounts.
I just feel that, as a public service to parents, they have the right to know something about the people who are teaching their children, and I suggest parents Google the names of anyone teaching or instructing their children as a precaution.
Parents, check who is teaching your children. Don’t enroll your child without feeling absolutely safe and satisfied with your choice of instructor(s).
Parents with young children should know who is teaching their children at local festivals, art classes, or other public events. But does a parent really know who their children are meeting?
For that matter, how much research on instructors do festival organizers, art class organizers, or other public bodies do before entrusting children to the people they’ve hired?
I believe parents have the right to know who is teaching their child or children, and believe parents should be clearly told by organizers who the instructors are. Far too many times I’ve seen events listed without the name of the instructor.
It would be best for all concerned if public event organizers advertised the names of instructors or participants at public events so parents know with whom their children are coming into contact.
For example, on May 10, 2013, the Lynn Valley Main Library and Village the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair was held. One of the events was Heritage Hat making. No name was given.
The person conducting the Heritage Hat making may be good at what he/she does, but what does a parent know about that person? How does a parent find out who is teaching their child or children if no names are given?
Would a parent feel any different about their child/children being taught Heritage Hat making if the person doing the instruction was a known dog-killer and liar?
Would a parent feel any different about the person teaching their child/children if a parent knew a letter to the BCSCPA warned them of a dog-killer who lied to veterinarian in order to have a family pet put down?
Perhaps such knowledge wouldn’t make a difference to a parent. Perhaps such knowledge wouldn’t make a difference to an event organized by a public body for something like the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair.
Maybe this year the Sea-to-Sky Heritage Fair organizers didn’t hire a known dog-killer and liar named Liz Summerfield, who also teaches puppetry, puppet making, papier mache, and other arts related crafts around BC, for this Heritage Hat making session. But how would a parent know if an organization doesn’t advertise who the instructors are?
I urge all parents to contact event organizers and ask them who is teaching their children if the instructors name is not known. I also urge parents to google an instructors name before allowing your children to attend public events.
It is only with full disclosure, of instructors or participants, by the organizers of an event that a parent can make a decision as to who to entrust their child or children.
According to the Vancouver Sun, B.C. Corrections has issued a public notification after a pet-killer, described by a judge as a “psychopathic and narcissistic … sexual sadist,” was released from jail with plans to live in Vancouver.
Kayla Bourque, 23, has “offended violently against both people and animals and is considered high risk to re-offend,” according to the notification by the Ministry of Justice, but Kayla isn’t the only dog killer roaming the streets of the lower mainland.
There is another dog killer, and she could be teaching your children at any of the local art councils events, library events, festivals, art camps, or schools in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Surrey, Langley, North or West Vancouver, or perhaps Whistler.
Did you enroll, or are thinking of enrolling, your child in a puppet making or puppetry class, papier mache, lantern making, or other arts related event at Place des Arts in Coquitlam, Surrey, Burnaby, New Westminster, or other lower mainland locale?
How do you do if your child is being taught by a dog killer or other person whose values you may question? Some municipal districts or art-related public institutions hide who is instructing your child; they don’t list who the instructor is, or, as Place des Arts in Coquitlam does, lists an instructor as TBA or TBD.
Parents should make every effort to protect their children from coming into contact with questionable instructors by finding out who is teaching their children before enrolling their child.
Phone the people hosting the event and ask the name of the instructor, and then check that name on the Internet.
The B.C. Ministry of Justice issued a warning about Kayla Bourque, and now I’m warning you about another dog killer.
This other killer of an innocent animal simply lied to a veterinarian during a time the courts were hounding her to disclose what she had done with a very large sum of money she had taken from the joint bank account prior to filing for divorce.
This other dog killer simply told the vet the post office ordered her to put the dog down because it had bit a mailman. This was the lie. No one at the post office ordered the dog put down, and the veterinarian clinic, The South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital, never asked for any written confirmation of order. They simply accepted the lie without question.
The name of the other dog killer teaching children in the lower mainland of BC is Liz Summerfield, who may use her maiden name Liz Gray as lawyers’ letter to BCSPCA indicates, and I urge parents to confirm who is teaching their child or children whenever the instructor is listed as TBA or TBD or not listed at all.