Category: News Releases

Death of Dogs from Ukraine a Concern for All

June 24, 2020 The Alberta SPCA was saddened to learn dozens of puppies died while on route to Canada from Ukraine as part of a shipment of approximately 500 dogs last week, and we are pleased to hear an investigation is underway to determine what happened and to ensure a tragedy like this is not

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Alberta SPCA Help For Animals Program Expands To Edmonton

Media Release Edmonton Families Can Now Access Food For Pets May 6, 2020 During the COVID-19 crisis, the Alberta SPCA is encouraging animal owners contact our office before their animals become distressed in order to discuss ways we can help. Our organization knows, when people suffer animals suffer, and we would like to help before

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Dog Owner Charged by Alberta SPCA

NEWS RELEASE October 23, 2019 Dog Owner Charged A dog owner from Swan Hills has been charged with four offences under the Animal Protection Act (APA) after the Alberta SPCA seized 16 animals from a property earlier this month. Lauri Restad is charged with causing an animal to be in distress, APA 2(1), failing to provide

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Tofield Area Couple Pleads Guilty to Neglect of Dozens of Horses

Information Release August 22, 2019 Peter Hans SPAHR and Linda C. SPAHR of the Tofield area pleaded guilty on August 21, 2019 in Vegreville Provincial Court to two counts each of causing an animal to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act (APA) 2(1) and for failing to provide veterinary care for an animal

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Hay, Secure Your Feed!

The Alberta SPCA encourages livestock owners to make arrangements now for winter feed for their animals. This has been a tumultuous year for investigations of underfed livestock in Alberta, particularly for horses. With another year of challenging hay production before us, the Alberta SPCA urges animal owners to seek out and lock in feed immediately

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Pets Must Have Appropriate Shelter During Cold Weather

Your Donations Ensure We Can Help Dogs Like Charlie It is that time of the year when most of us seek warmth and comfort in our homes at the end of the day, but for some animals, there is no comfort. This was Charlie’s plight. At 15 years old, Charlie was not living in comfort and

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Horse Neglect Investigation Results in 54 Charges

The Alberta SPCA has laid 54 charges against two people in connection with horses in distress on two properties west of Edmonton. Charged are MOORE, Patricia Lynn (48), and ATKINSON, Ross Andrew (50) of the Evansburg area. In early December 2018, The Alberta SPCA received a complaint from a member of the public of numerous

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Horse Owners Encouraged to seek Supplemental Feed

The Alberta SPCA is urging livestock owners to ensure they have supplemental feed for their animals and are not relying on pasture grass to provide nutrition. The problem is most acute for horses. Horses have the ability to paw through the snow to get to grass leaving false impression the horse is getting enough to

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Woman and Man from Drayton Valley area Receive Horse Ownership Ban

Kathleen Cole and Jo Kamin of the Drayton Valley area each pleaded guilty on November 13th, 2018 to causing animals to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act 2(1). In March 2018, an Alberta SPCA Peace Officer attended the property owned by Cole and Kamin where he found one dead horse and 4 live

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Alberta SPCA News

Death of Dogs from Ukraine a Concern for All

June 24, 2020 The Alberta SPCA was saddened to learn dozens of puppies died while on route to Canada from Ukraine as part of a shipment of approximately 500 dogs last week, and we are pleased to hear an investigation is underway to determine what happened and to ensure a tragedy like this is not

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Dan Kobe

Foal Fun – Sharing #Pawsitivty

Spring is a time of new beginnings. A number of horses that came into our care this spring were pregnant and this means our herd is growing. And the babies are so incredibly cute! However, while we enjoy watching little ones like this having fun, we would prefer owners take steps to ensure we do

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Dan Kobe

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

What Happens When Your New Dog Stays Home Alone? One of the good news stories during the COVID-19 crisis has been the overwhelming number of people offering to foster or adopt pets. It seems many had wanted to include an animal in their family and decided that since they were home most of the time,

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