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.