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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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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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Moore, Patricia

Patricia Moore is prohibited for life from owning, caring for, or being in possession of any equine animals. On January 27, 2023 an appeal of the conviction was dismissed in Court of King’s Bench. Ms. Moore has until April 8, 2023 to divest herself of any horses in her care or control.

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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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Barrette, Henri (Sean)

Henri (Sean) Barrette is prohibited from owning, possessing, having custody care or control of, or reside in the same premises as horses or cattle for 10 years. Mr. Barrette must permit a Peace Officer, without notice or warrant, during normal business hours, to attend any property Mr. Barrette owns, rents or has control of to

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THOMPSON, Tammy

Tammy Thompson is prohibited from owning or having joint care or control of more than ten (10) horses for a period of fifteen (15) years. The prohibition order grants the Alberta SPCA authority to attend properties owned or leased by Ms. Thompson, without warrant, for the purpose of inspecting the horses and ensuring compliance with

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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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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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