On April 30, 2019 Garnet and Joann Schultz were handed a life-time prohibition from having custody of animals other than one dog. In December of 2016, the Alberta SPCA received a public complaint of numerous horses, cattle, llamas, and donkeys in distress on a rural property in the Tees area. Forty-one cattle, 16 horses, 17 llamas and 32 miniature horses, donkeys and mules were seized by Alberta SPCA Peace Officers to ensure the animals received proper care.
The couple was convicted in October 2018 of causing animals to be in distress, and for providing inadequate food, water and veterinary care. The couple was ordered to pay $15,000 in fines, along with the prohibition against owning animals. The judge ordered the Schultz’s to obtain a veterinary report each April to substantiate their dog is in good health and provide it to the Alberta SPCA.