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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 Rancher Fined for Causing Distress and Death of Dozens of Cattle

On November 5th, 2018 Perryvale area rancher Jim Onyschuk pleaded guilty in Athabasca Provincial Court to one count under the Animal Protection Act 2(1) of causing animals to be in distress. Onyschuk was charged after Alberta SPCA Peace Officers attended his farm in May of 2018. There, Officers discovered at least 50 dead cattle on

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HEALTH ADVISORY: Alberta SPCA warns dog owners to watch for signs of canine parvovirus among recently purchased dogs

Staying up-to-date with your dog’s vaccinations against canine parvovirus, distemper, rabies and other diseases is essential to keeping your dog healthy. A failure to follow the recommended vaccination schedules puts your animal at risk of contracting debilitating and possibly deadly illnesses. The Alberta SPCA is advising anyone who has recently bought a dog to be

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Alberta SPCA News

Dan Kobe

On the 5 Year Anniversary of the Fort McMurray Fire, be Pet Prepared.

May is Emergency Preparedness Month The Fort McMurray Wildfire in 2016 and the Southern Alberta Flood in 2013 remind us that disaster can strike in Alberta and residents need to be prepared. An emergency plan needs to include your pets, both for evacuation purposes and for reunification should you become separated. During the Fort McMurray

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Dan Kobe

Alberta SPCA Launches Podcast

AnimalChat is our new Alberta SPCA podcast where we explore issues, from animal behaviour to animal welfare, and of course, animal protection. Our guests are experts on animals, from our own Alberta SPCA staff to trusted and experienced people who work with animals every day. Our topics are geared toward providing you information to help

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Dan Kobe

21 Hour Road Trip

21 hours! That’s the time commitment of the round trip to Alberta’s north to help these two dogs. We have jurisdiction for Animal Welfare concerns in ALL places in Alberta outside Edmonton and Calgary. It does not matter how long the drive is, if there’s an animal potentially in distress, we grab our crates, fill

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