1-800-455-9003

Animal Protection Line

Animal Protection

Joe Foster

On May 26, 2021 Joe Foster pleaded guilty in Stony Plain Provincial Court to one count under the Animal Protection Act 2(1) of causing cattle to be in distress. Mr. Foster was fined $2,000 and as part of the sentence, the judge granted Alberta SPCA Peace Officers inspection rights, without warrant, of any property owned, leased or used by Mr. Foster or any associated business, for the purpose of checking on the welfare of any livestock present.

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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