Tag: Cattle


Jim Onyschuk is prohibited for life from owning more than 30 cattle.  The ban is effective Dec 5, 2018. Dec 5, 2018 for life

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Alberta Rancher Fined for Causing Distress and Death of Dozens of Cattle

On November 5th, 2018 Perryvale area rancher Jim Onyschuk pleaded guilty in Athabasca Provincial Court to one count under the Animal Protection Act 2(1) of causing animals to be in distress. Onyschuk was charged after Alberta SPCA Peace Officers attended his farm in May of 2018. There, Officers discovered at least 50 dead cattle on

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Gary Sparshu is prohibited for 15 years from owning horses or cattle. Dec 13, 2016 to Dec 13, 2031

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Gary Sparshu

Sparshu pleaded guilty to one charge under the Animal Protection Act for causing or allowing horses to be in distress and one charge of violating a previous prohibition order. He was fined a total of $6,650 and prohibited for 15 years from owning any cattle or horses.

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Ryan Smith

Smith pleaded guilty to one charge under the Animal Protection Act for causing or allowing cattle to be in distress. He was fined $2,300.

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Scott Schneider is prohibited for five years from having custody, care or control of cattle. He is allowed to own cattle if they are controlled and cared for by someone else. Jun. 10, 2015 to Jun. 10, 2020

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Noah Kennedy is prohibited for five years from owning any cattle. Apr. 21, 2015 to Apr. 21, 2020

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Kelly Buckart is prohibited for 10 years from owning any cattle. Sep. 28, 2009, to Sep. 28, 2019

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Alberta SPCA News

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Dan Kobe

Compassion Drives Us Every Day

Our theme in 2019 is Compassion and it drives all the decisions we make at the Alberta SPCA, for the animals, and for the owners as well. Sometimes neglect isn’t intentional and our Peace Officers are trained to recognize when compassion is needed for all. This is one of those stories. The owner had hidden

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Dan Kobe

The Alberta SPCA – 60 Years of Compassion

Compassion for animals has always been at the core of our organization and it continues to influence our work on behalf of animals.  As we enter our 60th year, we are highlighting compassion as our theme and as the motivating force for what we do every day. It was September 1959 that we were incorporated

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Pets Must Have Appropriate Shelter During Cold Weather

Your Donations Ensure We Can Help Dogs Like Charlie It is that time of the year when most of us seek warmth and comfort in our homes at the end of the day, but for some animals, there is no comfort. This was Charlie’s plight. At 15 years old, Charlie was not living in comfort and

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