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AnimalKind Our general newsletter is mailed to members, donors, volunteers and other supporters of the Alberta SPCA. It provides updates on the activities of our Education Program and Animal Protection Services, including summaries of recent prosecutions...


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Neglect & Abuse

Animal Neglect and Abuse The neglect and abuse of domestic animals is an unfortunate reality in our province. The Alberta SPCA receives thousands of calls each year from people concerned that they have witnessed some form of animal cruelty. We deal with ...


Investigating Neglect & Abuse

Investigating Neglect and AbuseWe rely on the public to let us know about any domestic animals that they suspect are being abused or neglected. Our Peace Officers investigate every complaint we receive about animals in distress. Under the law, we can only...


Anatomy Investigation

Anatomy of an InvestigationThere really is no such thing as a typical investigation for our Peace Officers, given the wide range of factors involved that have to be considered. The weather, the condition of the animal(s), the location of the animal(s) and...


FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Investigations How do you find out about animals in distress? Why are animals sometimes in very poor shape before anything is done? If someone has been convicted of animal abuse or neglect, do you monitor them so they d...


Cruelty Connection

Note: this page can be referenced as albertaspca.org/cruelty, which will redirect here. The Cruelty Connection A 2012 report by the Alberta SPCA highlights additional difficulties faced by victims of domestic violence when animals are involved. The rep...


Public

Information for the Public Why should I take animal cruelty seriously? First of all, animals are sentient beings that can suffer and feel pain. People who own or care for animals have a responsibility to ensure their needs are met and minimize any suff...


Teachers

Information for Teachers Why it is important to address animal cruelty by children Children who are deliberately cruel to animals may be abused themselves, and many need intervention to prevent further violence. As a teacher, you may witness various deg...


Police & Prosecutors

Information for Police and Prosecutors How can animal protection laws be used to help people? Abusers often threaten to harm or kill animals in domestic violence situations as a means of intimidation and control. Knowing this, using animal protection l...