Lenna Percheson pleaded guilty February 18, 2021 in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court to one count of causing animals to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act 2(1).
In May of 2020, Alberta SPCA Peace Officers, acting under the protection of a warrant, seized 15 horses and 13 cats from a property in central Alberta due to distress. A number of the horses were pregnant at the time of the seizure and a total of six foals were born while in the care of our agency. As part of her sentence, Ms. Perscheson was handed a prohibition from having care and control of more than seven (7) horses for a period of two years. Alberta SPCA Peace Officers have the authority to seize any horses in excess of 7 that are in her care and control, as well as to seize any other animal in distress on her properties. Alberta SPCA Peace Officers have the right to inspect animals on Ms. Percheson’s properties, without warrant, after providing 12 hours notice.