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Mathew Ryan Hutchings

On April 9, 2024, Mathew Ryan Hutchings of Sturgeon County was convicted in Alberta Court of Justice of one count under the Animal Protection Act 2(1) of allowing an animal to be in distress. As part of Hutchings’ sentence, he shall not own, possess, control, board or live in a residence with an animal for a period of 5 years, commencing on April 9, 2024.

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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