Channing Napio pleaded guilty on February 13, 2020 in Valleyview Provincial Court to failing to provide an animal with adequate food and water, and failing to provide veterinary care when an animal is wounded or ill under the Animal Protection Act 2.1(a) and 2.1(b). On September 10, 2018 an Alberta SPCA Peace Officer was asked to accompany the RCMP to a rural residence. The police officer had earlier euthanized a dog on the property that had part of its foot missing and a bone exposed. During the investigation, it was determined the owner of the dog had taken it to a vet when it was first injured but failed ensure the wound was properly cared for due to the cost of the surgery. Mr. Napio was fined $1,000 and given a two-year prohibition from owning any animals. As part of the sentence, Alberta SPCA Peace Officers have the right to inspect Mr. Napio’s property for a period of four years to four years to check on the welfare of any animals in Mr. Napio’s care.
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.