Schmidt was found guilty of one charge under the Animal Protection Act for causing or allowing his dog to be in distress. He was fined $650 and is prohibited for 10 years from owning or caring for any animals other than the two cats currently living in the house, which must both be spayed.
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.