Tag: Cattle

Hay, Secure Your Feed!

The Alberta SPCA encourages livestock owners to make arrangements now for winter feed for their animals. This has been a tumultuous year for investigations of underfed livestock in Alberta, particularly for horses. With another year of challenging hay production before us, the Alberta SPCA urges animal owners to seek out and lock in feed immediately

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SCHULTZ, Garnet & Joann

Garnet and Joann Schultz are prohibited for life from owning animals other than one dog. The Schultzs must have a veterinarian confirm the dog is in good health every April. Prohibition is in effect from April 30, 2019 for life.

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Garnet & Joann Schultz

On April 30, 2019 Garnet and Joann Schultz were handed a life-time prohibition from having custody of animals other than one dog. In December of 2016, the Alberta SPCA received a public complaint of numerous horses, cattle, llamas, and donkeys in distress on a rural property in the Tees area. Forty-one cattle, 16 horses, 17

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ONYSCHUK, Jim

Jim Onyschuk is prohibited for life from owning more than 30 cattle. The prohibition order is in effect from 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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SPARSHU, Gary

Gary Sparshu is prohibited for 15 years from owning horses or cattle. Prohibition order is in effect from 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 Keith Smith

Ryan Keith 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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SCHNEIDER, Scott

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. Prohibition order is in effect from Jun. 10, 2015 to Jun. 10, 2020

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KURZ, James Allan

James Kurz is prohibited for 10 years from having more than 30 cattle. Prohibition order is in effect from Jun. 2, 2015, to Jun. 2, 2025.

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Alberta SPCA News

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Dan Kobe

Dog Owner Charged by Alberta SPCA

NEWS RELEASE October 23, 2019 Dog Owner Charged A dog owner from Swan Hills has been charged with four offences under the Animal Protection Act (APA) after the Alberta SPCA seized 16 animals from a property earlier this month. Lauri Restad is charged with causing an animal to be in distress, APA 2(1), failing to provide

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Tofield Area Couple Pleads Guilty to Neglect of Dozens of Horses

Information Release August 22, 2019 Peter Hans SPAHR and Linda C. SPAHR of the Tofield area pleaded guilty on August 21, 2019 in Vegreville Provincial Court to two counts each of causing an animal to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act (APA) 2(1) and for failing to provide veterinary care for an animal

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Dan Kobe

Valour’s Story

Watch Valour’s Amazing Story The large, male horse runs with vigor when called for breakfast. Valour lives at an equine-facilitated healing ranch northwest of Edmonton where he doesn’t have to worry about food. When the human clients arrive at Infiniti Trails 4 Healing, Valour and the other horses on the ranch offer their soothing equine

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