Animal Protection

Donald Crevels

A southern Alberta man was fined $1,500 after abandoning dozens of chickens inside a makeshift chicken coup in the Municipal District of Foothills. The Alberta SPCA received a complaint in March of 2019 of approximately 50 chickens that had been left in a travel trailer. When an Alberta Peace Officer arrived, he found about 35 dead chickens in the trailer and another 15 in distress with no food or water. The 15 live chickens were then provided food and water until they were rehomed.

The Alberta SPCA charged Donald Crevels with two charges under the Animal Protection Act for causing distress to animals 2(1.1) and for failing to provide adequate food and water 2.1(a). Crevels pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to provide adequate food and water in Turner Valley Provincial Court on August 27, 2019. The second charge of causing distress was withdrawn.

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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