Animal Protection

Dave Bethel

Bethel pleaded guilty to three charges under the Animal Protection Act for causing or allowing reptiles and amphibians to be in distress, for failing to provide them with adequate food and water, and for failing to treat illness and injury. He was fined $2,000 and is prohibited for 10 years from owning, caring for, or being responsible for any reptiles or amphibians.

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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