Charges pending after cat allegedly beaten to death with baseball bat: Calgary police

WARNING: This article contains graphic details that may be disturbing to some readers. Calgary police are investigating disturbing allegations of animal abuse from the city’s southeast. Officers were called to the 6200 block of 17 Avenue S.E. just after 9…

Alberta veterinarians vote to ban declawing, ear cropping, tail docking surgeries

Alberta veterinarians have voted to ban medically unnecessary surgical procedures and to require vets and their staff to report animal abuse and neglect. The decision was made Sunday in Calgary, where members of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) voted…

3rd person charged in Alberta horse neglect investigation

A third person has been charged in connection with a rural Alberta animal cruelty investigation. On Monday, the Alberta SPCA said a 60-year-old man had been charged with 27 offences under the Animal Protection Act. The charges are in relation…

Edmonton Humane Society cites safety concerns in ending enforcement

January 25 2019 7:33am The Edmonton Humane Society is sharing the reason why it will no longer investigate cases of animal abuse and neglect. As Sarah Kraus explains, the EHS says it’s about safety concerns, not money. ‘ }); }…

Woman accused in southern Alberta animal cruelty case transported back to face charges

A woman who was wanted in relation to what is thought to be one of the worst animal cruelty cases in Canadian history is back in Alberta. Mike River RCMP transported April Dawn Irving, 59, back to Alberta after she…

Edmonton Humane Society ending its role in saving abused animals has rescue groups concerned

January 24 2019 1:01am The Edmonton Humane Society is ending its role in protecting animals from abuse and neglect in our city. The decision was made in December, but it’s just becoming public now. And as Sarah Kraus explains, animal…

Edmonton Humane Society to stop enforcing Animal Protection Act

The Edmonton Humane Society has decided to stop enforcing the Animal Protection Act, but no other agency has been named to take over investigating animal abuse in the city. The Animal Protection Act enables peace officers to respond to animals…

Parkland County woman charged with alleged mistreatment of horses

A Parkland County woman is facing animal cruelty charges after the alleged mistreatment of horses on a rural property. On Friday, Patricia Lynn Moore, 48, was arrested and charged with three counts of permitting and/or causing unnecessary pain, suffering or…

Animal advocates outraged by video of coyote beaten to death in northern Alberta

An animal welfare group is condemning an internet video that appears to show a coyote being beaten and killed by snowmobilers. The Society for the Protection of Animals Canada (SPA) said in a news release Wednesday the video, which may have…