Edmonton’s ‘Christmas miracle’ dog cleared for adoption weeks after being found ‘near death’

Less than two months after being found emaciated in central Edmonton, a dog who a veterinary technologist said was one the most severe cases in her career, has been cleared for adoption after being nursed back to health by the…

Supreme Court won’t hear wildlife protection charity’s appeal in case of Lucy the elephant

A wildlife protection charity that wants to move an elephant out of the Edmonton Valley Zoo will not get a chance to argue its case in front of Canada’s highest court. According to an entry on its website on Thursday,…

Petition asks Edmonton police for dedicated animal cruelty unit

A group of veterinarians in Edmonton has launched a petition calling for the city’s police service to create a dedicated animal cruelty unit. The Edmonton Association of Small Animal Veterinarians says the petition was necessary after the Edmonton Humane Society…

Dogs and puppies seized in northeast Edmonton begin transfer to humane society

The 72 dogs and puppies that were seized from a rural northeast Edmonton home at the end of July have begun the transfer to the Edmonton Humane Society, the charity announced Friday. The move is the next step in getting…

72 dogs seized from alleged puppy mill in rural northeast Edmonton

A woman is facing animal cruelty charges after police say officers recently discovered a puppy mill in northeast Edmonton. Police say they were tipped off after reports of serious neglect from several people looking to purchase puppies. According to EPS,…

Alberta woman charged after allegedly trying to mail puppies and kitten

A 53-year-old Alberta woman has been charged under the Animal Protection Act after Vulcan County Enforcement Services (VCES) alleged she tried to mail dogs and a cat last month. In a news release issued Wednesday, the county alleged that on…

Charges stayed against former West Edmonton Mall pet store owner accused of abandonment

The Crown prosecutor has stayed the charges against the owner of a West Edmonton Mall pet store accused of abandoning more than 500 animals in February 2018. On Aug. 23, 2018, Minchaw Menan Tom of Sherwood Park was charged with…

Report proposes City of Edmonton create animal protection unit consisting of 4 officers

The prospect of more expensive pet licences is being mulled over as part of the creation of a new City of Edmonton unit to look after animals in distress. A new report heading to Edmonton City Council proposes hiring four…

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…

Dozens of charges stayed in Alberta animal cruelty case

Court records show one of three people charged in connection with a recent animal cruelty investigation in rural Alberta has had dozens of charges stayed. Ross Andrew Atkinson had been charged by the Alberta SPCA with 27 offences under the…