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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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Smoky Conditions Can Affect Animals

It’s smoky in Alberta! We can all feel how the smoke impacts us, and if the smoke is bothering you, it is likely irritating for your pets as well. Wildfires are more common in the United States and the American Veterinary Medical Association lists these tips for keeping your pet healthy during times of intense

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Diana Bochar

On March 2, 2023, Diana Bochar of Smoky Lake County pleaded guilty in provincial court to one count of allowing an animal to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act (APA). In October 2022, the Alberta SPCA received a public complaint of animals in distress at the rural property. Alberta SPCA Peace Officers found

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Bochar, Diana

Diana Bochar shall not own, possess, control, board, breed or live in a residence with any animal including, but not limited to, dogs, cats, ferrets, or birds, with the exception of two pets that must be licensed, spayed or neutered, for a period of 15 years. She must comply with and allow the Alberta SPCA,

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Cheyenne Beierbach

On October 4, 2022, Cheyenne Beierbach of Barons, Alberta was convicted in Provincial Court of causing an animal to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act (APA) 2(1). Ms. Beierbach was charged in December 2020 with causing an animal to be in distress (a dog) and for failing to seek care for an animal

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Beierbach, Cheyenne

Cheyenne Fern Beierbach is prohibited from possessing, having custody or control of, or residing in the same residence as an animal for 15 years. Ms. Beierbach is permitted to possess, have custody or control of, and reside in the same residence as two dogs in her possession at the time of this order on October

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Free Pet Food Event

The Alberta SPCA and Community Animal Services of Lethbridge are teaming up this Tuesday to hand out pet food to needy animals and residents in southeastern Alberta. Staff from both organizations will be set up in the northwest parking lot of the Bowman Arts Centre, (811 5 Ave S Lethbridge), on Tuesday August 30th from

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Dogs in National Parks

Bringing your canine family member to Jasper National Park Meet David Argument. He’s Jasper National Park’s Resource Conservation Manager, in charge of a large team of experts that manage and protect Jasper National Park’s wildlife and their surrounding environment. If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about the potential impacts of an off-leash

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Chhuon Samneang

Chhuon Samneang pleaded guilty on February 19, 2021 in Brooks Provincial Court to two charges under the Animal Protection Act of 2(1) causing an animal to be in distress, and 2.1(b) failing to provide adequate care for an animal that is ill or wounded. Mr. Samneang was fined $1,000 and given a two-year prohibition from

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Samneang, Chhuon

Chhuon Samneang is prohibited from own any animal for a period of two years. This prohibition expires on February 19, 2023.

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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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