Animal Protection

Henri (Sean) Barrette

On February 26, 2020 Henri (Sean) Barrette pleaded guilty in Hanna Provincial Court to three charges under the Animal Protection Act (APA) of causing an animal to be in distress 2(1), for failing to provide adequate food and water 2.1(a), and for failing to provide adequate care for an animal that is wounded or ill 2.1(b). The Alberta SPCA attended a property in the Hanna area on March 6, 2019 where four horses were observed to be in distress. One horse was euthanized while the other three were taken into protective custody. The Court sentenced Mr. Barrette to one year probation and 50 hours of community service. As part of the sentence, Mr. Barrette is prohibited from owning horses or cattle for a period of 10 years. During the prohibition period, Mr. Barrette must permit a Peace Officer, without notice or warrant, during normal business hours, to attend on any property Mr. Barrette owns, rents, or otherwise has control over of to ensure compliance with the order.

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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