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Curtis Ring

Curtis Ring pleaded guilty on August 16, 2022 for allowing an animal to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act (APA) 2(1). In January 2022, the Alberta SPCA received a public complaint about a steer that appeared lame in the County of Foothills. An Alberta SPCA Peace Officer attended the property and found the

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Patricia Moore

On April 8, 2022 Patricia Moore was convicted in Stony Plain Provincial Court of four counts of causing horses to be in distress under the Animal Protection Act 2(1). Ms. Moore was charged following a public complaint of horses in distress on a property near Evansburg, Alberta. Ms. Moore had previously been convicted of causing

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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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Have The Courage

Alberta SPCA Encourages Owners of Senior Horses to Have The Courage The kindest thing you can do is prevent needless suffering this winter With bitter weather approaching, the Alberta SPCA encourages owners of senior horses to evaluate whether their animal can endure an Alberta winter. Older horses struggle to create body warmth in the extreme

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Help For Animals – Sharing #Pawsitivity

We recognize that Albertans are suffering through illness, economic hardship and through physical isolation. And we know when people suffer, animals suffer too. We do not to want to wait until animals are in distress to hear from Albertans, we want to work with you to find a solution for your individual situation. https://youtu.be/2wY8FClYk6c We

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Buttercup – Sharing #Pawsitivity

How quickly they grow up! Buttercup, the bottle calf whose story we first shared with you last week, is now spending her days and nights with the other cattle on her hobby farm. She had been spending her nights in the barn, but with the warmer weather, she can now stay with the other herd

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Cantankerous mule accepts affection – Sharing #Positivity

We’re sharing one of our own #pawsitivity stories today. This is Cinnamon, a mini mule that came into our care several weeks ago and did not like to be around humans. Slowly, our Peace Officer team has been earning her trust enough that they can now handle her. Cinnamon was in desperate need of some

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Peter and Linda Spahr

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 that is sick or injured

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SPAHR, Peter and Linda

Peter and Linda SPAHR are prohibited from owning or having joint care or custody of more than fourteen (14) horses for a period of fifteen (15) years. The prohibition order grants the Alberta SPCA authority to attend properties owned by the Spahrs, without warrant, to inspect the horses and to ensure compliance with the prohibition order.

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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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Dan Kobe

Animal Welfare Linked to Human Welfare

November is Family Violence Awareness Month When humans are in crisis so are their animals because animal welfare and human welfare are deeply connected. When a life crisis affects a pet owner, their companion animal is likely to feel the effects too. Extending compassion to both humans and animals is integral to ensuring all members

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Bandit

Your empathy could save an animal’s life this fall! Animals like Bandit need your help… Bandit and his littermates were quickly brought into our care this summer when our Animal Protection Services received a panicked call about injured puppies in a community west of Edmonton. The caller was frantic about the hurt puppies, as we

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Alberta SPCA hands out pet food in Lethbridge

The Alberta SPCA and Community Animal Services of Lethbridge teamed up to hand out free dog and cat food in Lethbridge on Friday August 30th.  Approximately 200 bags were distributed. The Alberta SPCA and Community Animal Services both recognized Albertans are struggling with inflation. It’s hoped by offering free food, animal owners will have one

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