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Animal Protection Line

Animal Protection

Tammy Thompson

Tammy THOMPSON pleaded guilty in Provincial Court on September 19, 2019 to three charges under the Animal Protection Act for causing horses to be in distress 2(1), for failing to provide adequate food and water 2.1(a), and for failing to provide adequate care when an animal is sick or injured 2.1(b).  The Alberta SPCA removed approximately 40 horses from Ms. Thompson’s property in February 2019 due to issues of distress and a lack of appropriate food and water. Ms. Thompson was fined $5,000 and is prohibited from owning, or having joint care or custody, of more than ten (10) horses for a period of fifteen (15) years. Under the prohibition order, any Alberta SPCA Peace Officer may attend any property owned or leased by Ms. Thomspon, without warrant, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this order. Upon breach of the order, the Alberta SPCA may seize and remove all animals on the property. After one year, Ms. Thompson may apply to the Courts to allow for more than ten (10) horses.

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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