Rose Lee Adamsen admitted in court on July 27, 2021 to causing animals to be in distress. In March 2019, the Alberta SPCA received a public complaint that horses at a trail riding operation west of Rocky Mountain House were in distress. An Alberta SPCA Peace Officer found two horses on a remote property that appeared to be in distress due to a lack of food and water. Both horses, along with a dog, were seized, and both owners of the animals were charged under the Animal Protection Act for causing animals to be in distress 2(1) and for failing to provide adequate food and water 2.1(a). As part of her sentence, Ms. Adamsen was fined $1,500 and is prohibited from having care of or being responsible for the feeding and care of one or more horses for a period of three years.
The Prohibition order expires on July 27, 2024.