1-800-455-9003

Animal Protection Line

Animal Protection

Adam Wiseman

On December 8, 2020 Adam Wiseman pleaded guilty in Strathmore Provincial Court to one count under the Animal Protection Act 2(1) of causing animals to be in distress. In February 2020, Alberta SPCA Peace Officers attended a rural property in Wheatland County with a search warrant to inspect the condition of numerous animals potentially in distress. At that time, approximately 65 animals of numerous species were taken into protective custody, including horses, goats, pigs and rabbits.

As part of his sentence. Adam Wiseman was fined $1,000 and the Alberta SPCA has the right to inspect Mr. Wiseman’s property, without warrant, for a period of 10 years.

Report Animal in Distress

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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