Tag: Dog

April Irving

April 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 dogs

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Thomas Fredrick Smith

On August 1, 2018 the Alberta SPCA received a complaint that a dog had been castrated by someone who did not have a licence to practice veterinary medicine. An Alberta SPCA Peace Officer attended the home near Bentley where the dog’s owner claimed his dog has been castrated by his neighbour. After investigating, the Alberta

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Your Vehicle is not a Dogsitter

As the temperature rises, so do the number of calls about dogs being left in vehicles. Most people understand that leaving a pet in a vehicle on a hot day can lead to death or serious health problems for dogs in a very short period of time. However, even on mild summer days it does

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Tips for Finding the Right Boarding Facility

Finding a boarding facility where you can leave your beloved pet for days or weeks is a stressful experience for many. After all, your pets are a part of your family and you want them to have a safe and positive experience, which also allows you to enjoy your time away without worry. Give yourself

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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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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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FLOOD, Porsha

Porsha Flood is prohibited from owning, possessing or having care or control of any animals for a period of three years. Alberta SPCA Peace Officers may inspect her property at any time to ensure compliance without warrant. Prohibition order is in effect from Dec 21, 2018 to Dec 21, 2021.

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Porsha Flood

Porsha Flood pleaded guilty in December 2018 to one count under the Animal Protection Act of causing a dog to be in distress. A dog that had been under Ms. Flood’s care was taken to a veterinary clinic and found to be severely malnourished. It’s believed the dog did not have access to food and

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Alberta SPCA News

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Dan Kobe

Alberta SPCA Makes Special Appeal After Taking in 143 Cats From One Home

The Alberta SPCA is making an appeal for donations after recently removing 143 cats from one home in the greater Edmonton area. The cats were not in distress which allowed Peace Officers to gradually deal with the situation. The owner agreed to surrender the cats to our organization. “We prefer to work with owners whenever

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Dan Kobe

Dog House Building Project

Alberta dogs will be the beneficiary of a pilot program between the Alberta SPCA Edmonton Catholic Schools. Students at six different schools are building insulated dog houses in their construction classes. The houses will then be offered to needy dogs and their families. The families will be identified by Peace Officers through their regular duties.

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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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