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Animal Protection

Recent Convictions & Prohibition Orders

Recent Convictions under the Animal Protection Act

As a result of their investigations, Alberta SPCA Peace Officers lay charges on average about 18 times a year. Many prosecutions take more than a year to arrive at a verdict.

In 2018, Animal Protection Act prosecutions resulted in 10 convictions. One case was withdrawn and 13 cases remains before the courts.  Six of those convictions involved the welfare of horses, one involved dogs, one involved cats, one dealt with cattle and one was related to sheep and goats.  Sentences included 6 new prohibition orders in 2018.

The Alberta SPCA maintains a full list of active prohibition orders in our jurisdiction. The list includes links with more detailed descriptions of many of the related investigations.

Here are some of the most recent convictions resulting from Alberta SPCA investigations:

Recent Convictions from Alberta SPCA investigations

Active Prohibition Orders

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What happens when you Call?

When you call our Animal Distress Line 1-800-455-9003 we open up a file similar to a police investigation. In order to do so, we need timely, first-hand details to proceed.

What Should you Expect

We open up a file similar to a police investigation. In order to do so, we need timely, first-hand details to proceed. When calling, we will ask for a few simple questions.

When Do We Seize Animals

Alberta SPCA Peace Officers sometimes need to take animals into protective custody. When they do so, the officers will post a notice at the former location of the animals stating the reason for the seizure.

Investigating Neglect & Abuse

Our Peace Officers investigate every complaint we receive. We can only investigate if we have reasonable and probable grounds to believe there may have been an offence under the Animal Protection Act.

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