Animal Protection

Garnet & Joann Schultz

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.

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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