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Keagan Darcy Stanley

Keagan Darcy Stanley of Fort Saskatchewan pleaded guilty in July 2023 to both Animal Protection Act and Criminal Code of Canada charges in relation to the distress of a Shih Tzu named Bella. The charges related to two separate incidents. In December 2021, Bella was taken to a veterinary clinic suffering from blunt force trauma

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Palmer, Jamie Ann

Jamie Ann Palmer entered into a common law peace bond on June 21, 2022. As part of the peace bond, Ms. Palmer must keep the peace and be of good behaviour. She shall notify the Alberta SPCA or any peace officer designated by the Alberta SPCA to supervise this order, as to the location of

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Rose Lee Adamsen

Rose Lee Adamsen admitted in court on July 27, 2021 to causing animals to be in distress. In March 2019, the Alberta SPCA received a public complaint that horses at a trail riding operation west of Rocky Mountain House were in distress. An Alberta SPCA Peace Officer found two horses on a remote property that

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April Dawn Irving

April Dawn Irving was convicted September 30, 2019 of four (4) offenses under the Animal Protection Act for causing distress to dogs. Ms. Irving was first charged after the Alberta SPCA removed more than 200 emaciated dogs from a property in the Milk River area in December 2014 and January 2105. A number of dead

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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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ANGELL, Tracey

Tracey Angell is prohibited from owning more than four horses for a period of 10 years. As part of the prohibition order, a Peace Officer can attend her property at any reasonable time to inspect the horses, and seize any animals in excess of the prohibition order. The prohibition order is in effect from April

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Woman and Man from Drayton Valley area Receive Horse Ownership Ban

Kathleen Cole and Jo Kamin of the Drayton Valley area each pleaded guilty on November 13th, 2018 to causing animals to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act 2(1). In March 2018, an Alberta SPCA Peace Officer attended the property owned by Cole and Kamin where he found one dead horse and 4 live

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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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Alberta SPCA News

Dan Kobe

Numerous Large Seizures Strain Alberta SPCA Resources

Latest seizure brings 82 additional animals into the care of the Alberta SPCA On April 23, 2024, the Alberta SPCA was asked to assist the RCMP during an investigation on a property in Mountain View County. Once on site, Alberta SPCA Peace Officers determined the animals on the property were in distress. As a result,

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Dan Kobe

Alberta SPCA to take over answering ALERT Line

March 21, 2024 The Alberta SPCA, in collaboration with the former Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce plans for the future of the AFAC ALERT Line. With the dissolution of AFAC underway, effective March 21, 2024 calls to the ALERT Line will be answered by the Alberta SPCA. “We

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Dan Kobe

Compassion for Collectors

When the Alberta SPCA Peace Officer arrives at a property to check on the welfare of animals, she is always on the lookout for signs of a bigger problem. Sometimes, it’s a nearby vehicle that is stacked full of clothes or bottled water, or perhaps it’s the home’s windows, with the curtains drawn shut, but

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