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Staggering costs to care for more than 200 seized animals

You’ve likely heard about the Alberta SPCA’s massive seizure of distressed animals from a commercial pet-breeding facility in southern Alberta. We removed more than 200 dogs, cats, rabbits and tortoises that were suffering needlessly.

Thankfully, the animals are improving.

But now we need your support without delay!

While the owner fought for many weeks to have all the animals returned to him, the Alberta SPCA paid the staggering costs of their lengthy care at various shelters.

The bill is more than $500,000 (and growing) just for boarding and medical attention, not including our legal fees. We can’t let this enormous expense affect our ability to care for other abused and neglected animals in the future—not when we receive over 2,200 reports of animals in distress every year!

Please support the care of abused animals with your donation.

Celebrating 50 years of legislated protection for Alberta’s animals

Animal Protection Act of Alberta turns 50

Since it brought in the first version of the Animal Protection Act in 1967, the provincial government has entrusted the Alberta SPCA with protecting Alberta’s animals from situations of neglect or abuse.

In 2016, the Alberta SPCA dispatched 2,201 investigations. Horses are typically the most common livestock species seen, being involved in 29 percent of cases last year. Cattle were investigated on 10 percent of cases and other farm animals on 13 percent. The remaining cases involved dogs, cats or other companion animals.

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