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 One case was withdrawn and 13 cases remains before the courts.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:
(last updated Apr 29, 2019)
Recent Convictions from Alberta SPCA investigations
On April 30, 2019 Garnet and Joann Schultz were handed a life-time prohibition from having custody of animals other than one dog. In December of 2016, the Alberta SPCA received a public complaint of numerous horses, cattle, llamas, and donkeys in distress on a rural property in the Tees area. Forty-one cattle, 16 horses, 17
Tracey Angell pleaded guilty in Westlock Provincial Court on April 3, 2019 to one count under the Animal Protection Act (APA) of causing animals to be in distress. Two additional charges under the APA were withdrawn. Angell was fined $2,000 dollars and given a 10 year prohibition from owning no more than four horses. As
Porsha Flood pleaded guilty in December 2018 to one count under the Animal Protection Act of causing a dog to be in distress. A dog that had been under Ms. Flood’s care was taken to a veterinary clinic and found to be severely malnourished. It’s believed the dog did not have access to food and
Cole and Kamin each pleaded guilty to one charge under the Animal Protection Act of causing horses to be in distress. Each was fined $500. Kathleen Cole is prohibited from owning more than 2 horses for a period of 10 years, Kamin is prohibited from owning more than 1 horse for a period of 10 years. Release
Active Prohibition Orders
Tracey Angell is prohibited from owning more than four horses for a period of 10 years. As part of the prohibition order, a Peace Officer can attend her property at any reasonable time to inspect the horses, and seize any animals in excess of the prohibition order. The prohibition order is in effect from April
Porsha Flood is prohibited from owning, possessing or having care or control of any animals for a period of three years. Alberta SPCA Peace Officers may inspect her property at any time to ensure compliance without warrant. Prohibition order is in effect from Dec 21, 2018 to Dec 21, 2021.